Rain Drop Shively is a miniature carving of a fellow smoking a pipe and leaning of his umbrella. Miniatures are always a challenge of finesse cuts that are precise in making each cut count. Miniatures are carved with gentle slicing cuts using primarily the tip end of a small blade in which each cut is intentional. Read the rest of this entry »
MINIATURE Carvings are normally under two inches tall and for competition purposes must fit within a two inch cube including the base. The three Miniatures in the photograph at the left begin on the left with I. B. Whittled (two inch tall) in center is Jughead (one and three eighths of inch tall) and Santa head on golf tee (two inches tall). Each were carved using only the tip end of a knife blade.
The very tip end of any blade that comes to a quick point is the detail blade portion of the entire blade as only a fraction of the blade is doing the carving. The next series of photographs show several Miniatures and the knife that carved the miniature figure using only the tip end of the blade. Read the rest of this entry »
The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who started out as a young boy whittling with a pocket knife. Thus, the pocket knife has been the first favorite carving knife even though custom made knives and commercial knives make up the arsenal of Whittle-Carving tools.
The key, learned over the years of experience is that a knife properly sharpened, no matter the make or brand will serve as a reliable carving tool. Whittle-Carving is a term the WOOD BEE CARVER uses to describe carving a hand held project and using only a knife to carve the wood to its final detail. Read the rest of this entry »