3
Oct

AT THE SHOW ~ Artistry in Wood Show that is.

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

Pictured above are twenty-one Whittle Dwarfs as part of this Photographic Display of some of the carvings that will be at the WOOD BEE CARVER’s display table at the ARTISTRY IN WOOD Show ~ October 14 and 15, 2017 at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH (Exit 50 on Interstate 71 and Route 68). Read the rest of this entry »

23
Sep

CARVING BIKER DUDES by Don Worley

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Don Worley, the creator of No-See-Ums has created another fun and addictive carving project called “Biker Dudes.” Read the rest of this entry »

17
Sep

CCA ORNAMENT SALE ON eBay

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in CCA Related, Upcoming Events

To see more of the contents of this poster visit cca-carvers.org where “Click here to view all the ornaments” will be activated.

This is a multiple view of the Whittle Doodle Ornament by Don Mertz which will be among those ornaments listed for sale on eBay under “CCA  Christmas Ornaments” beginning the week of October 2, 2017.

25
Aug

CHARACTER WOOD CARVINGS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

                        

Wood that has character are those serendipity discoveries that appear when cutting into a block of wood.  These character blemishes occur as the result of a tree healing itself when is limb is cut or broken off during the growth of the tree.  It could be a knot, ingrown bark, fungus or natural occurring dark streaks.  Such blemishes may imply inferior wood that has little use and is often discarded in the trash barrel or burned.  But then, when you have a carver who follows the Old Carver’s Law: “Leave no wood un-carved,” such character wood becomes a source for a unique carving with its own character.

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18
Aug

TREE BOOKMARKS

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Bookmarks carved using tongue depressors is another way to fulfill the Old Carver’s Law: “Leave no wood un-carved.”  Since the tongue depressors are made from an unknown wood that in some cases has twisted grain and is prone to break caution is used while carving. The thin depressor is clamped to a paint paddle to support while carving.  When finished the carved depressor is glued to another depressor for added strength to withstand breakage.  The bookmarks pictured are using a tree theme while any other theme including lettering can be carved using a depressor.  Where there is piercing, or an opening in the carved design, the background in the back up depressor after the gluing can be textured with a series of indentations using an awl or ice pick as was the case with these tree bookmarks. Read the rest of this entry »

5
Aug

ORNAMENT CARVINGS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Upcoming Events

The photos below are ornaments carved by the WOOD BEE CARVER to be included with one hundred carved ornaments on the Ornament Tree during the Dayton Artistry in Wood Show  at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH ~ October 14 and 15 as one of the raffle prizes.

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22
Jul

OHIO BUCKEYE ROUND UP

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in General

The WOOD BEE CARVER was one of the instructors at the Ohio Buckeye Round Up at Poor Farmer’s Camp Ground, Fletcher, OH July 19–22. The first four photos below are of a Round Up Friendship Cane segment carved by Mertz.  The second group of four photos are a carving done by Mertz during the Round Up and given to David Neff of Philippi, WV who donated mahogany wood to any carver present who wanted to try carving this specialty wood. (Thank you David.) Read the rest of this entry »

4
Jul

SHOW TIME CARVINGS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Upcoming Events

Presenting a photographic review of recent carvings in preparation of upcoming carving shows.   Each of the carvings pictured in this review are six-inch-tall figures of subjects that are signature carvings typical of the WOOD BEE CARVER’s style of carving. Read the rest of this entry »