Information on these two pieces I completed in August/September 2015:
Size of wood: 3/4 inch thick x 3 ½ inch wide x 12 inch long.
Type of wood: Birch.
Style of carving: Relief carving.
Number of hours to finish (including free-hand drawing): Approximately 12 hours on each piece.
Tools used: I used mostly my new Foredom flexshaft. Occasionally, I used hand tools for detail work.
Finishing/staining: one layer of combination of Tung oil, Danish Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, oil stains, and neutral stain. One layer of Tru-Oil Gunstock Finish.
Additional notes: I will use some of these patterns for a big project I am carving, which is in the form of panels to be installed on a framed-door.