The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club in conjunction with Rich and Holli Smithson of Helvie Knives and Harold Enlow are offering a Memorial Knife and Carved Blade Base as a raffle prize at the July 19 and 20 carving show in Converse, Indiana. Rich Smithson made the Helvie Knife and did the wood burning art work on the handle while Harold Enlow, CCA Member and longtime friend of Tom Brown, carved the base to seat the knife blade. Read the rest of this entry »
Rich, Holli and Skylar Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES sponsor a knife handle carving contest with the judging done at the Renegade Carvers Roundup in Lebanon, TN in March. Photos of the entries and winners are displayed in this photographic display. (click on photos to enlarge)
Here are recent examples of faces carved into blade covers. Carved blade covers are a fun way to practice carving faces as well as having a practical way to protect the blade in storage. The secret to carving better faces is to carve faces as often as possible because there is nothing to take the place of Practice, Practice, and Practice. Faces carved on blade covers are a ready reference for studying a carved face as well as adding a little whimsy to the carving knife’s appearance. Click on Knife Blade Covers to visit an earlier posting to learn how to make your own blade covers.
Three Cowpoke carvings are presented here as a visual study through photographs of the variations that can be carved in a similar subject. The WOOD BEE CARVER has been carving seriously for over forty years and yet every carving project continues to be a learning experience, a challenge in improving and refining the design and execution of the carving process. The three cowpoke carvings are the latest lessons learned and are shared here as examples for anyone who would like to carve their own cowpoke. Read the rest of this entry »
Hobos are colorful characters who lend themselves to caricature carving by exaggerating the realistic image of a hobo into an artist interpretation. A picture is worth a thousand words making this Hobo Study through photographs to speak for themselves. (click on photos to enlarge) Read the rest of this entry »
Carving heads into wooden clothes pins is a novel way to practice carving heads and faces since every face carved in never a lost effort because there is always something new to learn. This brief visual tutorial about carving on a clothes pin is another way to reinforce the process of face carving. (click on photos to enlarge) Read the rest of this entry »
Whittle Doodle Doods are the result of doodling with a knife. The fifty Doodle Doods pictured in this album are the end result of learning demonstrations for carving a Plane Face to learn the A, B, C’s of Face Carving. They are assembled with five faces attached together in a handy study grouping with eight photographs for each grouping.