Archive for the ‘General’ Category

11
Jan

VARIETY OF GIFTS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Hello Kitty              Hello Kitty               Hello KittyTrainTrainTrainTrain

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 »

15
Nov

MISSING CARVING

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Sequoia Sequoia

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.

25
Dec

CHRISTMAS 2012

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

22
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS – 2011

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17
Nov

CCA MERIT AWARD – Mike Bloomquist

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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.

 

 

29
Aug

BITS AND PIECES

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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 »

25
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2010

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

 

CHRISTMAS

Is the Gift of Love

A Memory remembered,

A Memory being made.

May the blessing of Memory

Be a gift of Love this

CHRISTMAS

22
Mar

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

WHITTLE POKE BUSTWHITTLE POKE BUSTWHITTLE POKE BUSTWHITTLE POKE BUST

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(For information only as this is past history)

A WHITTLE POKE BUST class will be taught by Don Mertz at the Woodcraft Store on Saturday, May 15, 2010.  The class runs from 9:00 A.M. til 4:00 P.M. at the Woodcraft Store, Cross Point Center, 175 E. Alex-Bell Road, Dayton, 45459 (937-438-1282)  The cost is $75 and more information and registration can be made by calling 937-438-1282 at the Woodcraft Store.

WHITTLE POKE BUSTS are carved using only a knife out of a one and half inch square by three inch tall block of basswood.  The photographs above are examples of subjects that can be carved in this one day class.

Don Mertz will also be teaching at the WAG School of Woodcarving http://wagcarvingschool.com/default.aspx April 30 and May 1 and 2, 2010