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Carving a Skull from Epoxy and Wood

Carving a Skull from Epoxy and Wood

Artist Blake McFarland continues to wow us with his amazing sculptures. His latest creation is a replica of a human skull that he carved from a black walnut burl and epoxy resin. He started with a chainsaw and then refined its shape using rotary tools. He also made a silicone mold to duplicate the design. The original skull can be yours if you’ve got $12,500 to spare.

Making the Ultimate (Fantasy) Football Trophy

Making the Ultimate (Fantasy) Football Trophy

The Chiefs might have walked away from this year’s Super Bowl with the Vince Lombardi trophy, but that award has nothing on this handmade trophy by artist Blake McFarland. He crafted this beautiful scrap wood football sculpture for his pals who beat him at fantasy football. While he’s an expert at carving, Blake used the project to learn how to turn wood on a lathe.

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Carving a Wood T.Rex Skull

Carving a Wood T.Rex Skull

Artist Blake McFarland spent over 400 hours carving this incredible wood T.Rex skull. He started with a hefty hunk of old-growth redwood, split it down the middle, then started carving the upper and lower portions of the skull and its impressive teeth. He encountered some hurdles along the way but ultimately delivered an awe-inspiring work of art.

Carving a 12-Foot Alligator Sculpture

Carving a 12-Foot Alligator Sculpture

The TPC Louisiana golf course is home to numerous alligators. Among them is a three-legged beast nicknamed “Tripod.” Blake McFarland was commissioned by Zurich to immortalize the big guy. Like some of his other sculptures, he carved Tripod’s body from foam, cast a fiberglass shell, and covered it with recycled tires.

Making a Life-Size Bison Sculpture from Foam + Tires

Making a Life-Size Bison Sculpture from Foam + Tires

Blake McFarland is no stranger to making sculptures of animals. He was recently commissioned to build his largest work yet, a life-size bison for the Henry Vilas Zoo. He started by welding the beast’s horns from stainless steel, then used a foam taxidermy form, spray foam, and fiberglass as the structure for its bike tire “fur.”

Carving a Wood + Resin Rhino

Carving a Wood + Resin Rhino

Artist Blake McFarland continues to wow us with his spectacular animal sculptures. His latest is a gorgeous black rhino he made from a large chunk of burled black walnut wood and clear epoxy resin. The piece will be available for purchase soon from the new artist’s platform Ronin.

Sculpting an Eagle from Tires, Foam, and Steel

Sculpting an Eagle from Tires, Foam, and Steel

Artist Blake McFarland has wowed us with his incredible animal sculptures. This time, he created a life-like sculpture of a bald eagle out of bicycle tire feathers wrapped around a metal frame and a foam body. The finished bird has an impressive 6-foot wingspan and an awesome beak and talons made from steel.

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Carving a Wood + Resin Whale Sculpture

Carving a Wood + Resin Whale Sculpture

Artist Blake McFarland previously impressed us with his sculpture of a bear that he carved from wood and epoxy resin. Now he’s back with another amazing animal sculpture he made with the same technique. The finished piece looks incredible and now lives at The Founders Room at The Beacon in Topeka, Kansas.

Making an Octopus from Tires

Making an Octopus from Tires

Artist Blake McFarland previously showed off his sculpting skills by making a lion and a tiger out of tires. This time, he created an awesome-looking octopus by creating a steel, foam, and fiberglass form, then wrapping it in old bike tires. The glass eyes by artist Becca Barnet help bring it to life.

Carving a Wood + Resin Bear Sculpture

Carving a Wood + Resin Bear Sculpture

Toronto Blue Jays player turned artist Blake McFarland of BM Sculptures shows how he made an awesome sculpture of a bear by assembling various hardwood sticks and coated them clear epoxy resin. He used a chainsaw to cut the rough shapes and then smoothed out the design using a variety of handheld grinders and sanding tools.

Tire Tread Animals

Tire Tread Animals

Artist Blake McFarland shows off a pair of sculptures he built for the 2019 Cotton Bowl. He created versions of Penn State’s Nittany Lion and the University of Memphis Tiger out of Goodyear tires, wrapped around a foam and fiberglass structure. The sculptures weigh about 200 lb each, and used pieces from 400 tires combined.

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