19
Nov

THREE OLD FRIENDS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

hOBBITGNOME WIZARDPIRATE

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 »

17
Nov

NOVELTY HOLIDAY CARVINGS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

Turkey ~ SantaTurkey ~ Santa

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 »

14
Nov

CHRIS HAMMACK ROUGH OUT

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

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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 »

18
Oct

ARTISTRY IN WOOD ~ DAYTON

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

AIW 14The 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/

14
Oct

MYRON COMPTON ~ A Carving Friend

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends

Myron Compton     Myron Compton      Myron Compton

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 »

7
Oct

NOGGINS AND DWARFS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Noggins

Tree Noggins            Tree Noggins            Tree NogginsWhittle Dwarfs            Whittle Dwarfs            Whittle Dwarfs

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 »

30
Sep

REDESIGNED DRONE BEE KNIFE

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

reverse skew DRONE BEE

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 »

28
Sep

CINCINNATI CARVING SHOW

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

CINCINNATI SHOW            CINCINNATI SHOW            CINCINNATI SHOW

                                               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

                                                              Free Parking

                                   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.