Here is the tree prior to any work.
Here's a closer look.
Now comes the fun part. Using several different power tools I'm going to start carving and sculpting to hollow out the right trunk and to disguise some previous cuts. As you can see I've cut the dead trunk top flat. This is so I can use a electric drill to drill down unto the body of the right trunk, and start to create a hollow.
Using various sized drill bits and some carbide carving bits on a die grinder I continue hollowing and shaping, trying to create something that looks natural - not created by man's hand.
After doing all the rough carving I trimmed some branches and hosed down the tree to clean off all the dust. Here is the result from part one of the carving work to be done on this tree.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions for future posts.