Whittle Doodles are fun whimsical carvings that are carved with the prompting of imagination in a free hand manner using only a knife to create the various embellishments in a block of wood. This Whittle Doodle MAX was whittle-carved into a four inch square block of jelutong. The monochrome finish is artist oil paint Raw Sienna mixed with boiled linseed oil with a protective finish of Deft applied after the oil finish has dried. Read the rest of this entry »
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A plumber riding a “plumber’s helper” like a pogo stick presents a humorous picture that is beyond reality and yet that is what makes humor out of the ridiculous. Caricature is “exaggeration of realism” making the theme of “Plumber Pogo” the subject of a caricature carving. (click on photos to enlarge.)
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HELVIE KNIVES PROUDLY PRESENTS:
A fundraiser for our local Alternatives is a “ONE OF A KIND” woodcarving knife collection! This collection of knives will be at the Eastern Woodland Carvers July Show in Converse, IN on July19-20, 2014. The set will be raffled off on Sunday, July 20th at 3:30pm. (If you are not attending the show but would like to participate, please contact us at 765-675-8811 or email@example.com). You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $1/each or 7 tickets for $5. The collection will consist of 12 total knives from our Signature Series collections as well as a blade cover that was made by each carver. All knives have been personally autographed by these renowned and respected carvers featuring their respective blades and designed handles just for this event. Read the rest of this entry »
The Eastern Woodland Carvers Club in conjunction with Rich and Holli Smithson of Helvie Knives and Harold Enlow are offering a Memorial Knife and Carved Blade Base as a raffle prize at the July 19 and 20 carving show in Converse, Indiana. Rich Smithson made the Helvie Knife and did the wood burning art work on the handle while Harold Enlow, CCA Member and longtime friend of Tom Brown, carved the base to seat the knife blade. Read the rest of this entry »
Rich, Holli and Skylar Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES sponsor a knife handle carving contest with the judging done at the Renegade Carvers Roundup in Lebanon, TN in March. Photos of the entries and winners are displayed in this photographic display. (click on photos to enlarge)
For a complete description of all the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives made by HELVIE KNIVES look under “COOL LINKS” in the right hand box and click of “Helvie Knife Guide.” The guide is written in such a way to present combinations of knives that complement each other or are similar in appearance and use. The guide can be printed as well as simply read on the computer. Knives may be purchased by contacting Helvie Knives at 765-675-8811.
HELVIE KNIVES has posted on their website the twenty one knives of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series which can be viewed and ordered by clicking on MERTZ Signature Series.
The complete HELVIE website may be accessed by going to COOL LINKS to the right of this column and click on HELVIE KNIVES.
HELVIE KNIVES announces the introduction of two more knives in the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series. Each knife is a continuation of the basic design and concept for a carving knife that is used in a “slice and roll” action. The cutting edge is curved in a quarter moon shape to allow for a slicing action in both the push and pull stroke. The back edge mirrors the cutting edge with a scimitar blade shape to allow for greater access in tight areas while carving. Read the rest of this entry »