Each year at the Annual Meeting of the Caricature Carvers of America each active member participates in trading a carving with each other using a scheduled formula. The WOOD BEE CARVER carved a Whittle Doodle as his 2015 Trade Piece.
It is carved in a three inch square by six inch tall block of basswood using a variety of knives. The main knife was the Dragon II or #21 in the Signature Series made by Helvie Knives using the design of the WOOD BEE CARVER. The secondary knives used for reaching into tight areas or for specific slicing cuts are modified pocket knife blades reshaped for experimental purposes for knife designs. The knives used are pictured in the photograph above. The photographic gallery that follows is of a variety of views and close up views of sections of the Whittle Doodle.