Archive for the ‘Knives’ Category

13
Jan

INTRODUCING ZIG ZAG KNIVES

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who is continuously experimenting with blade designs to help in the Whittle-Carving process. Read the rest of this entry »

30
Nov

The BLUES BROTHERS ~ Signature Series Knives

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The BLUES BROTHERS are the latest edition of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series knives made by HELVIE KNIVES.  In the two photos above, the top knife in each photo were the first to be designed and developed.  The BUZZ BEE in the left photo and the BUSY BEE is in the right photo.  Previous postings describing these two knives can be reviewed by clicking on BUZZ 1 and BUZZ 2 and BUZZ 3 Read the rest of this entry »

4
Oct

ARTISTRY IN WOOD ~ HELVIE COMMEMORATIVE KNIFE

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

 

Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES created the wood burned art work on a commemorative HELVIE knife that shows off his dual artistic talents of wood burned art and knife craftsmanship.  The knife along with the base carved by the WOOD BEE CARVER will be raffled during the Saturday night banquet at the Artistry in Wood Show, October 14. Read the rest of this entry »

27
May

BUZZ BEE and BUSY BEE Knives Update

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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HELVIE KNIVES announces the introduction of the BUZZ BEE and BUSY BEE knives into the Signature Series Knives designed by the WOOD BEE CARVER.  The prototype design of each knife was extensively put to the test as described in the three-previous posting on this blog ~ “TROLL BROTHERS” ~ “WHITTLE DOODLE – Buzz Bee and Busy Bee Knives” ~ and “BUZZ BEE and BUSY BEE Knives” 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 »

30
Mar

GREEN HORNET KNIVES

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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HELVIE KNIVES announces the introduction of the latest WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives ~ the GREEN HORNET and GREEN HORNET 2 pictured above. Read the rest of this entry »

17
Mar

BUZZ BEE and BUSY BEE Knives

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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The photo above shows a three inch tall Troll Brother in between the two proto type knives being tested with the BUSY BEE on the left and the BUZZ BEE on the right.  The WOOD BEE CARVER has been a serious knife carver for over forty years during which time he experimented with knife blade designs to aid in his carving projects.  Very early in this journey it became very evident that the cutting edge of the knife blade is most efficient as it is used in the slicing action as in slicing a tomato, bread or baloney. Through trial and error, it was discovered that a curved cutting edge created the most efficient slicing action when compared with the straight cutting edge in the common carving knife. In order to do slicing cuts with a straight cutting edge blade it is necessary to skew the angle of the straight edge to enhance the slicing action.  A curved cutting edge, by its design, is already skewed as the cutting edge follows the arch of the curve of the blade.  Thus, all the knives designed by the WOOD BEE CARVER are designed to create the easiest slicing action.  With the designed blades that have a straight cutting edge, the angle of the straight edge angles back towards the handle creating a reverse skew angle so that as the blade is pushed or pulled through the wood a slicing action is produced.  With the curved cutting edge blade designs the curvature of the cutting edge is a series of skewed cutting edges along the curvature resulting in a slicing action as it is pushed or pulled through the wood. Read the rest of this entry »