Featured Local Talent: Flint Edwards
The Wood & Ice Sculpture
At Arbortech, we love woodworking.
We also love seeing what woodworkers – whether they’re an amateur, intermediate or even at the professional level create because of their love of woodworking and passion for creating such artwork from our tools.
In this blog post we’d like to feature a local WA talent by the name of Flint Edwards, who is a professional wood and ice sculpture.Flint commits to sculpting full time and makes his income from doing what he loves best.
Flint has been a dedicated Arbortech tool user for many many years and to this very day, still uses Arbortech tools in the majority of his amazing wood art. “They’re [Arbortech tools] all good tools and I’ve been using the original Industrial Woodcarver blade since it first came out, and that’s over 20 years ago and I’ve been using it for that long.”
“Arbortech’s [tools] have been the main tool for the whole project. For the creation of birds and those animals alike, I use the Industrial Woodcarver but that is mostly for the larger parts of the feathers. I use the mini Arbortech [Mini Grinder] on the smaller parts of the feathers, in the grooves of it and then I use the sanding discs. The Power Chisel is good for getting in on the sides of certain areas of the sculpture and the edges. It’s a really handy tool.”
While seeing Flint’s wooden sculptures in pictures and photos is amazing, it is even more impressive in real life.