This Whittle Doodle Supreme was commissioned by Rich, Holli and Skylar Smithson of Helvie Knives to be added to their private collection of carvings by a variety of carvers. This Whittle Doodle Supreme was carved in a basswood block fifteen inches tall by three and three quarter inches square. Approximately one hundred twenty hours of carving time over a five week period were invested to complete the Whittle Doodle. It was carved using a variety of Wood Bee Carver Signature Series knives made by Helvie Knives as depicted in the photographs displaying the knives used on the completed Whittle Doodle. Read the rest of this entry »
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The purpose of a Whittle Doodle is to demonstrate what can be carved using only a knife in Whittle-Carving style. Doodling with a knife is an adventure of imagination shaping a block of wood with a variety of carving themes and subjects.
Two WHITTLE DOODLES are showcased here. Read the rest of this entry »
A Whittle Doodle is doodling with a knife to decorate a block of wood with free hand Whittle Carvings. Since it is doodling there is no preset plan or overall design for the random carvings done to fill in the spaces in a block of wood. There is a combination of a variety of carved faces and free hand chip carving all done in the Whittle-Carving style. The Whittle Doodle was carved into a two inch cube of basswood and finished with Raw Sienna artist oil paint color thinned with boiled linseed oil followed by an application of Deft, a brushing lacquer and then Howard Feed N Wax. Read the rest of this entry »
A Whittle Doodle is doodling with a knife to decorate a block of wood with free hand Whittle Carvings. Since it is doodling there is no preset plan or overall design for the random carvings done to fill in the spaces in a block of wood. Read the rest of this entry »
The photograph of the WHITTLE DOODLE is presented here as an introduction to a special contribution by HELVIE KNIVES. Each year Rich, Holli and Skylar Smithson of Helvie Knives make a significant contribution to a charity raffle by providing a presentation box of Helvie knives as the raffle prize.
This year, 2015, they will donate all the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Knives made by HELVIE KNIVES in a cherry presentation box decorated with the art work of Don Stephenson that is wood burned by Rich Smithson. The WOOD BEE CARVER has carved a commemorative Whittle Doodle to be included with all the knives in the presentation box. In the very near future an official announcement will be made about the recipient of the charity gift as well as information of how to purchase raffle tickets and the date of the raffle drawing.
Thanks to the Smithson family for their generosity of love and compassion in this very unique way of sharing the heart and soul behind their knife making business. HELVIE KNIVES.
[Photo composition by Carole Williams ~ webmaster of www.daytoncarvers.com]
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 »
Whittle Doodle Doods are the result of practice carving of faces. Each assembly of five faces provides a study of various faces. Each of the five faces study assembly is pictured within eight views so that each face is seen with a frontal view and two profile views as the assembly is rotated. Previous Doods can be viewed in an earlier posting of Whittle Doodle Doods.
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Whittle Doodle Doods are the result of doodling with a knife. The fifty Doodle Doods pictured in this album are the end result of learning demonstrations for carving a Plane Face to learn the A, B, C’s of Face Carving. They are assembled with five faces attached together in a handy study grouping with eight photographs for each grouping.