Rich Smithson of HELVIE KNIVES created a commemorative knife for the Artistry in Wood Show ~ September 3 and 4 at the Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH ~ to be raffled off at the Dayton Carvers Guild table during the show. The WOOD BEE CARVER carved a Whittle Doodle to become the knife blade holder to go with the special knife.
The Whittle Doodle was carved out of a mahogany block measuring two and a half inches square and was finished with boiled linseed oil. Whittle Doodles are carved using only a knife and contains a variety of carving subjects to give the flair of a doodle. The photo essay below is a panoramic journey around all the sides of the Whittle Doodle.