28
Jun

FARMER

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

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The Farmer was carved using a six inch tall by an inch and half square block of basswood in the Whittle-Carving Style of carving only with a knife.  Carving from a block of wood is much different than carving from a rough out or a sawed out blank.  The biggest difference is that it sets free the creative spirit to develop the overall design while shaping the block of wood into the basic form of the subject being carved. Read the rest of this entry »

26
Jun

ARTISTRY IN WOOD SHOW

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

AIW poster

21
Jun

HELVIE KNIVES ~ Mini Mertz

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

Mini Mertz

HELVIE KNIVES  announces the introduction of the latest edition of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives.  Signature Series # 6 ~ the MINI MERTZ is a true detail knife with a thin handle. The cherry wood handle is wood burned with the art work of Rich Smithson who makes the Helvie Knives along with his wife Holli and daughter Skylar. Read the rest of this entry »

18
Jun

HELVIE Stinger Bee Knife

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Knives

Stinger BEE

HELVIE KNIVES  announces the introduction of the latest edition of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Series Knives.  The STINGER BEE Knife is a marriage or combination of the Series # 1 and Series # 2 in its design as a slicing carving knife.  While the # 1 and # 2 have a thicker bevel, the new # 5, STINGER BEE has a thinner bevel that lends itself to a flat plane slicing cut. Read the rest of this entry »

18
Jun

BUCKEYE ROUND UP

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Upcoming Events

Buckeye Round Up

5
Jun

MORE PAINTED GO BY’S STUDY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

Pirate            Pirate            PiratePiratePiratePiratePirate

Here are some of the painted figures who were subjects in previous posting on the Study of Go By’s.  A splash of color gives an added dimension to a carving.  The colors invite a further investigation of each carving to discover the subtle details that add a sense of movement, a telltale detail of added interest as well as character in facial features.  Allow each photograph to be a lesson in observation to study the ebb and flow of the story being told by each carving.  (Click on each photo to enlarge and then use the back arrow to return to main page) Read the rest of this entry »

29
May

STUDY OF PAINTED GO BY’S

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

WizardWizardWizardWizardWizardWizard

Here are some of the painted figures who were subjects in previous posting on the Study of Go By’s.  A splash of color gives an added dimension to a carving.  The colors invite a further investigation of each carving to discover the subtle details that add a sense of movement, a telltale detail of added interest as well as character in facial features.  Allow each photograph to be a lesson in observation to study the ebb and flow of the story being told by each carving.  (Click on each photo to enlarge and then use the back arrow to return to main page) Read the rest of this entry »

22
May

THE BRAWL by Chris Hammack ~ a Carving Friend

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends, CCA Related

C. Hammack

Chris Hammack’s latest creation is entitled “The Brawl”  which  is highlighted in a series of photographs of the progressive process of carving in a block of basswood. Read the rest of this entry »