Yellow Tang Roughout
Since the Step-by-Step article appeared in Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine (Summer 2015), I have received many emails and calls from woodcarvers interested in purchasing a blank or roughout as a starting place.
As was the case with the Yellow Tang in the article, this fish is intended to be "one-sided". Although, there is enough width and shaping in the pattern, to "fool the eye" into seeing it as carved both sides when viewed from the front.
The Chip Carved Patterns shown on the completed piece, are intended as an example. You can create any number of patterns yourself. If you really want to have some fun, carve 10 of them and create a wall hanging as seen here!
This item is offered as a "Roughout", which is just that - Rough. The surfaces and transitions from one part to another are as I receive them from the "Duplicator". The Main picture shown here, is what you will receive.
Please Note; Given the small size of the subject and the number of compound curves and junctions on its surface, I have not found it practical to use any of the common shortcut methods for "transferring patterns" onto the surface. Once you have the piece completely shaped and smoothed, you can use the included paper pattern as a reference while you layout the pattern on the front surface of the wood.
If you're looking for an option where you can jump in and get started right away, please see the separate listing for "Ready-to-Carve Yellow Tang".