14
Apr

INTERNATIONAL WOODCARVERS CONGRESS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

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6
Apr

HELVIE CARVED HANDLE CONTEST

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

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)

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1
Apr

CARVED BLADE COVERS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

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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.

27
Mar

COWPOKE TRIO

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

Cowpoke Trio

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 »

24
Mar

HOBO STUDY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Hobos

Hobos

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 »

21
Mar

INDIAN PIN HEAD

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

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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 »

18
Mar

WHITTLE DOODLE DOODS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

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.

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14
Mar

RED BEARD PIRATE

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

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Red Beard the Pirate is a carving project that serves as a model for another instructional journey in carving a six inch tall figure out of an inch and half square block of wood. A pirate subject provides several carving adventures in carving the various individual parts of the overall design.  The finished carving of Red Beard in the opening photographs above serve as a visual tutorial of the various design features that are part of the overall plan while carving the individual parts.  (click on photos to enlarge) Read the rest of this entry »