3
May

HEART in HEART

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

   

HEART in HEART is a carving project that inlays a carved heart inside another carved heart using contrasting wood.  In the examples of the heart jewelry pin and necklace a carved basswood heart is inlayed into a butternut heart. The other example is a standing plaque with a basswood heart inlayed into a mahogany heart.

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30
Apr

GALLERY ~ Uncle Sam Five

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

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27
Apr

SHAPE UP Uncle Sam Five

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

The Uncle Sam Five carving project is a commission of five different poses of the character Uncle Sam.  Each one begins with a six and half inch tall by inch and half square block of basswood. The SHAPE UP process begins with the guiding concept of the Rule of Three for facial proportions and body proportions. The Wood Bee Carver has used the Rule of Three proportional guide since 1995 for carving and for instructions purposes for figures of various sizes since it is a “proportional” measurement of visual divisions of using eyes rather than a measuring rule.

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22
Mar

VINTAGE VIEWS ~ VII

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views

Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

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22
Mar

VINTAGE VIEWS ~ VI

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views

 

Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

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22
Mar

VINTAGE VIEWS ~ V

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views

 

Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

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20
Mar

VINTAGE VIEWS ~ IV

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views

  

Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

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19
Mar

VINTAGE VIEWS ~ III

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views

Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

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