Dolfi Wood Carving Collections can be find in over 80 countries worldwide and 8000 authorized dealers and specialized stores for wooden collectibles, Christmas Stores, religious stores, department stores, furniture stores, online store, department store, furniture store, online stores, jewelry stores, pet store, jewelry store, mall stores, retail store, retail stores, toy stores, discount stores, discount store, general store., home stores, American store, game store, game stores, i store, candy stores, beauty store, bridal stores, lighting stores, mattress stores, outdoor store, antique stores, appliance stores, avenue store, card store, consignment stores, kitchen store, shopping stores, web store, wine stores, app store, country stores, dress store, kitchen stores, rainbow store, catholic book stores, army navy stores, bead stores, beauty supply store, bed stores, consignment store, dept stores, e store, gift stores, mattress store, religious christian book store, scrapbook stores, antique store, book store, beauty supply stores, carpet stores, corner store, fashion stores, lighting store, outdoor stores, part store, photo store, cigar store, jewellery stores, maternity stores, religious book stores, discount furniture stores, vanity store, italian store, jewelery stores, google store, stationary store, stationary stores, jewerly stores, home goods stores, funiture stores, religious catholic book stores.The Dolfi World of Wood Carving is a form of working wood by means of a cutting tool held in the hand (this may be a power tool), resulting in a wooden figure or figurine (this may be abstract in nature) or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures, to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery. The Dolfi Carving: A Dolfi wood carver begins a new original carving by selecting a chunk of wood the approximate size and shape of the figure he or she wishes to create. The type of wood is important. Hardwoods are more difficult to shape but have greater luster and longevity. Softer woods may be easier to carve, but are less resistant to damage. Once the Dolfi sculptor has selected their wood, he or she begins a general shaping process using gouges of various sizes. The gouge is a curved blade that can remove large portions of wood smoothly. For harder woods, the sculptor may use a chisel and mallet, similar to a stone carver. Smaller sculptures may require the wood carver to use a knife, and larger pieces might require the use of a saw. No matter what wood is selected or tool used, the Dolfi wood sculptor must always carve either across or with the grain of the wood, never against the grain. Once the general shape is made, the Dolfi carver may use a variety of tools for creating details. For example, a “veiner” or 'fluter' can be used to make deep gouges into the surface, or a “v-tool” for making fine lines or decorative cuts. Once the finer details have been added, the Dolfi wood carver finishes the surface. The method chosen depends on the required quality of surface finish. The texture left by shallow gouges gives 'life' to the carving's surface and many Dolfi carvers prefere this 'tooled' finish. If a completely smooth surface is required general smoothing can be done with tools such as “rasps,” which are flat-bladed tools with rippled edges. “Rifflers” are similar to rasps, but round in shape for working in folds or crevasses. The finer polishing is done with sandpaper. Large grained paper with a rougher surface is used first, with the Dolfi sculptor then using finer grained paper that can make the surface of the sculpture slick to the touch.
After the Dolfi carving and finishing is completed, the Dolfi artist may seal & color the wood with a variety of natural oils, such as walnut or linseed oil which protects the wood from dirt and moisture. Oil also imparts a sheen to the wood which, by reflecting light, helps the observer 'read' the form. Carvers seldom use gloss varnish as it creates too shiny a surface, which reflects so much light it can confuse the form; carvers refer to this as 'the toffee apple effect'. Dolfi objects made of wood are frequently finished with a layer of wax, which protects the wood and gives a soft lusterous sheen. A wax finish is comparatively fragile though and only suitable for indoor carvings. My Dolfi, Irresistible in Wood. Visit the Dolfi new online shop now!!! Dolfi the World of Wood Carvings!