Glenn Stewart of Hawesville, Kentucky originated the design of a Turkey and Santa carved back to back. He gave me the pattern fifteen years ago and recently wrote an article for Woodcarving Illustrated on this Turkey and Santa carving. Read the rest of this entry »
Three old Friends, a Hobbit, a Gnome Wizard and a Red Beard Pirate are presented within this photographic essay as the latest edition of carving a previously carved subject. Read the rest of this entry »
This carving represents the carving of a Chris Hammack rough out. Chris is a very accomplished caricature artist who passes on his creative instructions through his various rough out projects. Carving a Hammack rough out allows a little of Chris’s creativity to rub off on the carver if the carver is willing to learn while doing.
Recently the WOOD BEE CARVER sat in on a Chris Hammack class to carve along with the students by carving a Hammack rough out entitled Bull’s Eye Bob. The photographs reveal the end result of Whittle-Carving a rough out using only a knife. The polychrome finish is artist oil paint mixed with boiled linseed oil in the Painting Softly method. Read the rest of this entry »
The ARTISTRY IN WOOD Show is now history with a memory of another memorable show. A photographic diary of the show can be viewed on face book by clicking of this link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artistry-In-Wood-Dayton-OH/146135895418349 or by visiting the Dayton Carvers Guild website at ~ http://www.daytoncarvers.com/
OBSERVATION TECHNOLOGY is an adaption of the science of technology to the art of carving and related to the skill of carving. Yogi Berra coined the phrase, “You can observe a lot just by watching,” which when applied to the art of woodcarving, there is great value in making studied observations. Such is the case here with the studied observation of a carving by Myron Compton of Pekin, Indiana. I have observed some of his carvings over the years with an appreciative eye for his creative skill and interpretations through his carvings. His most recent carving of a cowpoke gave off an immediate invitation to “take a closer look” at this carving. Read the rest of this entry »
Tree Noggins and Whittle Dwarfs are the “fun” carvings that are adventures in carving a variety of faces. Tree Noggins have been a staple carving venue for more than thirty years while carving about twenty to thirty a year for a local country festival.
Whittle Dwarfs have been carved for a few years based upon a drawing done by my good artist and woodcarving friend Don Stephenson. Several are carved at the same time with the intent to make each one a little different while keeping the basic format of design the same. Read the rest of this entry »
The Drone BEE # 11 of the Wood Bee Carver Signature Series made by Helvie Knives has been redesigned to be a more efficient slicing knife. The Drone BEE is still the wharncliffe blade shape redesigned with the straight cutting edge sloping back and up towards where it comes out of the handle to create a “Reverse Skew” slicing action.
This redesign came about through “Observation Technology” by which this knife carver who emphasizes the “slicing action” observed through trial and error that having the straight cutting edge with a “reverse skew” angle would approach the wood with a slicing action quicker than the regular straight cutting edge. Read the rest of this entry »
CINCINNATI CARVING SHOW
Saturday-October 11, 2014 10am to 5:00 pm
Sunday-October 12, 2014 11pm to 4pm
Admission: Adults $5.00
Boy Scouts in Uniform and children under 12 with an Adult – Free
Ohio National Guard and Woodlawn Recreation Center
10050 Woodlawn Blvd,Woodlawn,Ohio 45215
Heading South on I-75, Take the Glendale-Milford Exit, Turn (Right) West to Springfield Pike. Turn Left (South) to Grove Rd Right to Woodlawn Blvd.
Heading North on I-75, Take the Glendale-Milford Exit, Turn (Left) West to Springfield Pike. Turn Left (South) to Grove Rd Right to Woodlawn Blvd.