Archive for the ‘Carving Projects’ Category

7
Jan

TWO CARPENTERS ~ A Study

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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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 »

21
Dec

HELVIE Signature Series Knife Holder

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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 »

12
Dec

WINGTIP ~ Artistic Expressive Opinions

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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The carving entitled “Wingtip” is an illustration for a discussion about “Artistic Expressive Opinions” in the design motifs of the Whittle-Carving style of carving only with a knife. These Artistic Opinions are what guides the WOOD BEE CARVER having been discovered in the woodcarving journey of the past forty years of knife carving. That Journey continues to make discoveries and innovations are constantly being employed. Read the rest of this entry »

26
Oct

PUMPKIN FACES Carved in Wood

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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Pumpkin Faces carved in basswood block measuring 1 and 3/4 inch by 1 and 1/2 inch by 1/2-inch-thick using the new SUPER BEE #28  WOOD BEE CARVER ~ Signature Series Knife made by HELVIE KNIVES. The progressive steps show the various stages in developing the major landmarks of opening up the face to receive the detail carving. The curved cutting edge of the SUPER BEE knife allows for slicing cuts to make distinctive and deep details with a slice and roll action. Artist oil paint thinned with boiled linseed oil was used to color each pumpkin jewelry pin. Read the rest of this entry »

27
Sep

INSIDE THE BLOCK

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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“Inside the Block” is a depiction of a common carving saying that says, “Inside every block of wood is a carving waiting to come out.” The three examples presented in the photographic display were carved using only knives in the Whittle-Carving style of the WOOD BEE CARVER. Read the rest of this entry »

20
Sep

ORGAN GRINDER AND HIS MONKEY

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The Organ Grinder Man and his Monkey were carved for the “1930’s Street Scene” CCA book a few years ago.  It is a picture of an earlier time when street musicians would gather a crowd of passerby’s who would stop to listen to the music and delight in the antics of the monkey as he made his way through the crowd collecting coins in his cup. Life was simpler then and life was hard and yet there was always a bit of music and monkey shines to take the hard edge off one’s troubles.  As you view the Organ Grinder and Monkey in these photographs below may you hear the music and dance with the monkey on the street corner of your mind. Read the rest of this entry »

14
Aug

THREE OLD SALTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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Old men of the sea are often called “Old Sea Captain” or “Old Salt” as a way of romanticizing those rugged old timers who have salt running through their veins, an eye on the distant horizon and a memory of past adventure.  These three carvings of Old Salts are a study as to using a pose and posture to tell a different story of a similar subject.  All three are wearing the same basic clothing, the same curved smoking pipe and the same style of beard.  What makes each different from the other two is the positions of their hands. Read the rest of this entry »

9
Aug

BUCKEYE CARVINGS

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Buckeye Carvings were carved in preparation for the recent Buckeye Round Up in July of some of the subjects that could be carved as a learning experience taught by the WOOD BEE CARVER.  Each one is carved out of an inch and half square by three inch tall block of basswood using only a knife to carve each subject. Read the rest of this entry »