Hello Kitty and Train were gifts carved for each grandchild and the Snowmen were carved for my wife Frances. She gave me a carving of an Old Man that was carved by good friend Bob Biermann and Rich Smithson of Helvie Knives was commissioned to create the Anniversary Knife. (Click on each photo to enlarge) Read the rest of this entry »
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Janet Denton Cordell, master carver of Arkansas, has had her personal Hitty doll stolen while she was at the Dayton Woodcarving Show November 9, 2013. This wooden doll is hand carved of ash with a wooden heart on her chest. She is approximately 6” tall and has painted hair and face. Her face is distinctive because of the growth rings only on one side of her face. Here is the link to Janet’s website showing pictures of the doll: http://www.janetcordell.com/sequoia.html
Any help in finding this doll and returning her to Janet is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to spread the word to other woodcarving clubs and friends. The doll can be returned/mailed to Janet at her address on her website with no questions asked.
MIKE BLOOMQUIST of Rome, NY received a CCA MERIT AWARD during the Artistry In Wood Show in Dayton, Ohio on November 13, 2011. Members of the CCA present at the show chose the carvings of Mike as demonstrating the Art of Caricature Carving and as an encouragement for the continuation of this special kind of art.
Pictured left to right in the presentation photograph are CCA Members: Floyd Rhadigan, Joe Schumacher, Bruce Henn, Desiree Hajny, Award Recipient MIKE BLOOMQUIST, Don Mertz, Dave Stetson and Jack Williams.
Hobo Chance is the latest version of a hobo who in this case is wearing suspenders, sometimes called “braces” but is still an interesting character to study. Next row of photographs will be Whittle Dwarfs who are carved out of inch square by an inch and half block of basswood and finished with Howard Feed N Wax. And finally there is a photograph of knife blade covers to round out this edition of “Bits and Pieces.” Read the rest of this entry »