Axe Target CarvingA layer of concrete is plastered over frame work, which is then carved creating the awesome wood grain effect.
Axe Target CompletedMake sure you have a close look at the finished master piece there is just so much detail in this feature.
#13 Charlie the trainOne of the only parts of the project that we used the cnc on. All of the train components were made from high density polystyrene.
Log paintingOnce the log which is made from polystyrene has been carved by hand it gets a special paint job to make it look real.
Train tracks installedThe Gantry the holds the tracks are all carved concrete to look like timber posts, with the track consisting of macrocarpa timber and custom made fake railway steel tracks.
The Big TreeThis is a good example of the construction process, First we have a stell internal structure which is meshed then there is a layer of concrete applied. Which is then hand carved and painted.
Big Tree being paintedMultiple paint colours are required to give the tree a life like look. To finish off the corner a Mural was painted as a backdrop on the wall.
Carved faceFace close up of a finished post that has been carved out of concrete and then painted to look like real wood.
Our Apprentice carvingThe whole family got involved even the youngest member Tom was caving some of the concrete timber effects.
Training in progressTeaching the next generation to theme. Learning to create a timber carved effect into concrete.
Wood GrainingJames carving one of the tree stumps made from concrete. The axe is hand made from steel.
Ticket KioskConstructing the Tree house Kiosk was alot of fun, one of the bigger pieces we made that was freighted to site. The overall width of the tree was 2.2m
Steam WinchConstruction of the Steam Winch, Steel internal frame work which has been cladded with concrete and hand carved to give the timber grain effect
Fake timber beamsThese amazing fake timber beams all hand carved out of concrete. These all went into the Gold mine tunnel.