I hope you enjoy viewing my "Wildlife Interpretations in Wood". This carved fretwork technique is a combination of traditional scrollsaw cutting and relief carving techniques. I really liked how the carving enhanced the appearance of the wildlife and so I began to experiment with various carving techniques on different animals. This led to the development of variations of carved fretwork techniques. If you wish to learn more details of my methods and processes, check the instructional articles listed in my Magazine Articles category.
Each of my one-of-a kind creations are cut by hand on a scroll saw. The carving is then completed using hand tools and rotary power carving tools. All finishes are applied by hand. No lasers or computerized routers are used in the process. While these techniques require an abundance of patience and fine-motor skills, I find it very relaxing. To further enhance my pieces, I sometimes add color to the various hardwoods with a mixture of artist's oil colors and polyurethane varnish.
All of my work is proudly
"Made in America"
Sincerely, Dick Miraglia
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