25
Apr

OTIS AND CLEM

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

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Otis and Clem are cousins who live in that magical place of Hillbilly Haven built in the corner of imagination. They like their corn squeezins to complement their easy going life style of simpleton understanding. Once following a night of nursing at their respective jug, a big rain storm caused a flash flood that left Otis on one side of the creek and Clem on the other. When the rains stopped with the dawn of a new day, they awoke to see each other divided by a wide span of water. Otis hollers to Clem on the opposite bank asking, “How can I get to the other side?” Ever so slow of wit, Clem responds, “You’re on the other side.” Read the rest of this entry »

24
Apr

The DUNKLE Test

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

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John Dunkle, knife maker, has developed a special process for heat treating and tempering a “premium super steel” in his latest line of knives. This new knife possesses super and long lasting sharpness that requires less stropping between long periods of carving time. Read the rest of this entry »

18
Apr

HELVIE Fund Raiser Update

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives, Upcoming Events

 Helvie knife box

The photo above shows the lay out of the presentation box for the Helvie fund raiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   The cover of the box is decorated with wood burned art work done by Rich Smithson of the art drawing of artist Don Stephenson as displayed in the photo below. Read the rest of this entry »

6
Apr

FACE STUDY REDUX II

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Tutorials

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The photograph above is of Study Faces that are a by- product of the instructor’s carve along instructional go-by for doing the preliminary steps during a class.  Those instructional pieces served their purpose and now have been completely carved to become visual examples of various faces that can be carved following the initial steps of carving the basic landmarks of a face. Read the rest of this entry »

5
Apr

MORE WHITTLE HALF PINTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Miniatures

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Whittle Half Pints are three inch tall figures that are carved a half inch to a foot scale. They begin as an inch square by three inch tall block of basswood. Five more Half Pints are displayed in this photo review. Read the rest of this entry »

2
Apr

WHITTLE HALF PINTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Miniatures

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Whittle Half Pints are three inch tall figures that are carved a half inch to a foot scale. They begin as an inch square by three inch tall block of basswood. Read the rest of this entry »

30
Mar

HELVIE CARVING CONTEST

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives, Upcoming Events

helvie contest 2015

Hello Carvers! HELVIE KNIVES proudly presents……The 3rd Annual Basswood Knife Carving Competition! Read the rest of this entry »

27
Mar

The VOISARD COLLECTION

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

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The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who carves in a Whittle-Carving style. The knife is the favorite carving tool and the favorite knife is the one in the carver’s hand at the time. The side effect of this love affair with knives is that there is a passion for collecting and reshaping and refurbishing knives to be used in the carving process. Read the rest of this entry »