This Howling Wolf is a real eye catcher! He stands approximately 30" tall and is about 12-14" at the widest part and weighs about 35 pounds. He is left natural and then burnt with a torch to give him some character, then sealed with a marine spar varnish.
THE WOLF IN THE MAKING:
Our wolves are carved out of pine. They are cut out with a chainsaw and then placed in a kiln to dry. Once the drying process is complete, we continue to detail them using various grinders and sanders, as well as carving knives.
We then mix pigment with Marine Spar Varnish to give the wolf its color. After doing the detail painting on the face and paws (if needed), we then clearcoat the entire piece with the spar varnish which makes your wolf suitable for the great outdoors as well as in the house!
All of our carvings have a relief cut up the back to help relieve any possible stress in the log as the wood expands and contracts throughout the seasons. This is a very normal occurance, and in this way most of the expansion is directed towards the cut which lessens the chance (and hopefully eliminates the chance) of cracks in undesireable places.
This wolf is an original design made by artist Andy Kosel, from The Country Workshop out of Red Lodge, Montana and is signed with the artists initials.
Included with each wolf is a care tag giving you instructions on how to keep your piece looking as good as new!