Originally I just carved the hares into the Oak of the Chair back but after a chisel slip and a decapitated hare I needed to rethink.I found a small board of Apple I was given already seasoned about 7 years ago about an inch thick,carved the design in that cut it out and set it in an inch deep into the backboard.It was a very snug fit and I was relieved to tap it right back in with no disasters.I left the background chisel marks going with the flow.
The wrap around style of the arms is a new idea and hopefully will occur again in future pieces. As with the yew rocker there is a nice balance of patternation in this piece
Like all my recent pieces I wish already that I could keep it, but i can't so it is for sale.E mail for details of this or any of other stuff.
It has turned out a beautiful afternoon and it feels a bit naughty been on here at this time of day.Ithink I will take the kids out after tea and photo some flowers and other early summer things.All going well I will stick them on later.