18
Feb

MIAMI VALLEY WOOD CARVING SHOW

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MVWC show

8
Feb

TROLL BROTHERS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Knives

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Troll Brothers are three-inch-tall caricatures whose homely features lend themselves to experiment with facial features.  Each begins as a three inch by inch and half square block of basswood and are carved into shape using two experimental proto type knives. Read the rest of this entry »

29
Jan

EYE STUDY ~ in Glasses

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Tutorials

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Carving eyes is always a challenge that gives the carver the opportunity to experiment and practice in order to find a method that will work for the carver.  The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who carves eyes using a combination of three cut triangular cuts, notch cuts and delicate slicing cuts.  Carving eyes underneath carved glasses presents another step in the challenge of eye carving and yet the same basic method works the same.  The photo above shows two faces, one with the form of glasses with a blank flat plane and the second with eyes carved through the frame of the glasses. The left face with the flat plane glasses illustrates the carving of the basic form of the glasses fitted on the face. The right face with the eyes carved inside and behind the frame of the glasses illustrates the end result. Read the rest of this entry »

26
Jan

HELVIE COLLECTION ~ The Beatles

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The Beatles were carved as a commission for the HELVIE COLLECTION using a variety of the Wood Bee Carver Signature Series knives made by HELVIE KNIVES. Knives used included the three SIDE KICK knives #’s 25, 26, 27; the Bumble Bee # 13 and the Viper Bee #22 as depicted in the photo below. Read the rest of this entry »

26
Jan

BLOCK HEAD CARVING

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

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The term “BLOCK HEAD CARVING” is coined to describe the carving process of carving from a “block” of wood and using one’s “head” in the carving process to shape the wood into a carving project.  The use of “head” refers to the carver’s imagination partnering with the carver’s creative carving ability to figure out how to carve an envisioned image.  This approach of opening up a block of wood being guided by imagination is to discover in the shaping process the “design by carving”.  Often in the process of removing wood chips the remaining carved facets on the shaped block will suggest an innovation in design of the envisioned image. Read the rest of this entry »

7
Jan

TWO CARPENTERS ~ A Study

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Knives

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The WOOD BEE CARVER approaches each carving project as a learning experience with continuing discoveries in the carving process.  Long he has encouraged carvers to do a twenty minute a day exercise of experimenting with a carving tool and a piece of wood to discover a variety of cuts and maneuvers in shaping a piece of wood as the cutting tool slices through the wood.  Coupled with that idea is the experience that the more one carves the better one carves because of the ongoing learning process. Carving with greater frequency allows for the carver’s imagination to grow with creativity which contributes to a sharpening of carving skill and creative design.  All of which are inherent in the motto: “Would be carvers would be carvers if they would carve wood.” Read the rest of this entry »

24
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ 2016

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in BEE Buzz

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CHRISTMAS IS MEMORIES ~ Memories Remembered ~ Memories Being Made ~ Make Some Memories This Christmas.

21
Dec

HELVIE Signature Series Knife Holder

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Knives

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Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES has invited the Signature Series Knife carvers to carve a caricature carving holding a Signature Series knife.  This is the WOOD BEE CARVER’s carving that is a “selfie” using the DRAGON II Signature Series Knife as a cane. Read the rest of this entry »