Mar 29, 2016

Incredible USA Counties Map Made from Over 3,000 Carved Wooden Blocks

USA Counties Map Made from Carved Wooden Blocks by ben graves (1)

Artwork by Ben Graves

 

Ben Graves, 80, a retired oil refinery chief, now spends his days over a scroll saw, creating amazing maps out of various types of wood. Graves tells My San Antonio that it’s a hobby he loves and finds relaxing.

The generous artist has donated over a dozen wooden US maps to schools around Texas and he also donated the incredible USA county map (contiguous US) above to the Kerr County office. In a post on Facebook, Graves son, Bendy, says the 8 ft wide by 5 ft tall county map took over 6 months to build.

Below you can see an amazing close-up of another map Graves made that shows all of Texas’ counties.

 

USA Counties Map Made from Carved Wooden Blocks by ben graves (2)

Artwork by Ben Graves

 

Sources

My San Antonio: Kerrville craftsman donates maps made of various woods
u/uluman on reddit
Ben Graves on Facebook

 

 

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