18
Apr

HELVIE Fund Raiser Update

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives, Upcoming Events

                   Helvie knife raffle box

The photo above shows the lay out of the presentation box for the Helvie fund raiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  This is only the preliminary layout as there is yet to be added a fabric lining but at least this gives an idea of what it will look like.  The cover of the box is decorated with wood burned art work done by Rich Smithson of the art drawing of artist Don Stephenson.  This ONE OF A KIND presentation box contains twenty one WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series knives and a Whittle-Doodle (eight inches tall by two inch square) that was carved by Don Mertz.  Previous posting about this Helvie Fund Raiser will give additional information.

Raffle tickets sell at the cost of one dollar for one ticket and five dollars for seven tickets and can be purchased from HELVIE KNIVES by calling 765-675-8811 or by email:  zen@tiptontell.com for purchasing information.  The drawing will be during the Eastern Woodland Carving Show in Converse, Indiana July 18 and 19, 2015.

6
Apr

FACE STUDY REDUX II

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Tutorials

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The photograph above is of Study Faces that are a by- product of the instructor’s carve along instructional go-by for doing the preliminary steps during a class.  Those instructional pieces served their purpose and now have been completely carved to become visual examples of various faces that can be carved following the initial steps of carving the basic landmarks of a face. Read the rest of this entry »

5
Apr

MORE WHITTLE HALF PINTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Miniatures

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Whittle Half Pints are three inch tall figures that are carved a half inch to a foot scale. They begin as an inch square by three inch tall block of basswood. Five more Half Pints are displayed in this photo review. Read the rest of this entry »

2
Apr

WHITTLE HALF PINTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Miniatures

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Whittle Half Pints are three inch tall figures that are carved a half inch to a foot scale. They begin as an inch square by three inch tall block of basswood. Read the rest of this entry »

30
Mar

HELVIE CARVING CONTEST

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives, Upcoming Events

helvie contest 2015

Hello Carvers! HELVIE KNIVES proudly presents……The 3rd Annual Basswood Knife Carving Competition! Read the rest of this entry »

27
Mar

The VOISARD COLLECTION

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

           Voisard Collection 001-001

The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who carves in a Whittle-Carving style. The knife is the favorite carving tool and the favorite knife is the one in the carver’s hand at the time. The side effect of this love affair with knives is that there is a passion for collecting and reshaping and refurbishing knives to be used in the carving process. Read the rest of this entry »

24
Mar

HELVIE FUND RAISER ~ Wood Burned Art

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

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Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES has wood  burned the art work of Don Stephenson on the cherry wood lid for the box that will contain twenty one of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series knives made by HELVIE KNIVES along with an original carving by Don Mertz of a Whittle Doodle. Visit the previous postings in this blog about the HELVIE fund raising raffle for Juvenile Diabetes Research and how one can become a part of this raffle. Read the rest of this entry »

19
Mar

DON STEPHENSON ~ Artist Friend

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends

Don Stephenson is a very good friend who is an artist with a pen, wood burner and a knife. Recently he gave me the original drawings that will be used for inspiration on the cherry presentation box for the HELVIE Fund Raiser. Rich Smithson will use these drawings in an appropriate manner to decorate the box that will contain twenty one WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Knives made by HELVIE KNIVES and an original WHITTLE DOODLE carving by Don Mertz. Childhood Diabetes Research will receive the proceeds from the fund raising raffle as has been described in the two previous postings in this blog. Thanks to Don Stephenson for his creative genius and generous gifts to the arts.  Below are his drawings.

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