Archive for the ‘Carving Projects’ Category

4
Jul

SHOW TIME CARVINGS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Presenting a photographic review of recent carvings in preparation of upcoming carving shows.   Each of the carvings pictured in this review are six-inch-tall figures of subjects that are signature carvings typical of the WOOD BEE CARVER’s style of carving. Read the rest of this entry »

11
Jun

WHITTLE-CARVING Method

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who practices a method for opening up a block of wood using only knives to shape and detail a subject to its completion.  The most efficient use of a knife is to do slicing cuts either in the push or pull stroke.  A slicing cut is what is used to slice a tomato, loaf of bread and baloney which is the same action for carving wood with a knife.  Often the action is a “slice and roll” movement of the cutting edge of the knife through the wood using as much of the blade as possible for most cuts. Sometimes the front end of the blade is used more than the entire length but in all cases the slicing action is preferred for efficiency and clean cuts. Read the rest of this entry »

13
May

WHITTLE FOLK MONKS ~ Redux

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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Whittle Folk Monks are three-inch-tall characters that are subjects used for instructional purposes as a beginning carving project that were introduced in 2009 [click on MONKS 1 and MONKS 2 for earlier postings.] The photos above show the front view and the back view of the row of monks in their finished poses of the 2017 versions of Monks. Read the rest of this entry »

7
May

VIPER III Carves Whittle Dwarfs

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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VIPER III ~ Wood Bee Carver Signature Series Knife was used to carve these six Whittle Dwarfs while working at the Primary Election poll in between voters casting there ballots [which means it was a slow turn out of voters.] Whittle Dwarfs are an inch and half tall by inch square block of basswood and are basically all head with feet protruding under the jaw line.  Howard Feed-N-Wax was used as the finish.  VIPER III is made by HELVIE KNIVES and may be ordered by calling 765-675-8811

18
Apr

GREEN HORNET KNIVES ~ Tested Again

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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GREEN HORNET Signature Series knives designed by the WOOD BEE CARVER and made by HELVIE KNIVES were tested again with two new carving projects.  This is a continuation of the previous posting about the introduction of the GREEN HORNET KNIVES. Read the rest of this entry »

27
Feb

WHITTLE DWARFS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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WHITTLE DWARFS are whimsical carvings in a one inch square by inch and half tall basswood block.  Dwarfs are carved with two feet sticking out underneath the chin of the large head and eyes are covered with the bill or brim of the hat.  Each one is a little different from any other of similar pose.  Using only a knife to shape each dwarf allows for the texture of the whittled facets to give color to each carving while Howard Feed-n-Wax provides the protective finish. Whittling has always been viewed as a relaxing style of carving and is a fun way to relax.  As my good whittling friend Billy Stephens said in an original saying, “There is never a dull moment with a sharp knife and a piece of wood,” Whittle Dwarfs are a fun way to whittle away time in a care free manner.

8
Feb

TROLL BROTHERS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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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 »

26
Jan

HELVIE COLLECTION ~ The Beatles

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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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 »