Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Cohiba Extra Vigoroso

Another troubled carving in the making! This carving was definitely a tough one. I started off the carving as the regular Cohiba line (below in off-white, black and red).
After completing the carving I decided to scratch the idea and go for the XV line (or Extra Vigoroso). The off-white background showed all imperfections and it just didn't look right. The only problem was that I had already carved the "O" on the right side of the label. I wound up removing the "O" completely and creating an "X" and a "V" to attach to the carving. This was a first, but the outcome was a lot better than the first attempt.


Timothy said...

Brad - your carvings are fantastic! Bravo!!

Brian said...

Amazing! Do you sell these?

I noticed you said something about being in forensics, but it seems to me that you might have a great business opportunity here if you wanted it!

Either way, I can't wait to see the next one!

Lindsay said...

What's amazing to me is that you have found a way to utilize more than one of your hobbies here! There's nothing like seeing one of these carvings in person, (I know, I've seen them all) but your photographs of the cigar carvings are incredible as well! You can really see the depth and detail in all of them...great job!

Asheville Hardware said...

Brad: Hello from the folks at Asheville Hardware. I don't know if you've been in our store yet -- we're a brand new woodworking supply store in downtown Asheville. Anywa, your stuff is beautiful. We would love to talk to you. Pls call or email: 252 8088 or Do you do demos? Your stuff is unusual and so great! thnx - Rebecca