23
May

GUNNY SACK HOBO

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

                             

Gunny Sack Hobo was carved for Matt Altland who made a couple of knives for me through his knife making business Deep Holler Knives.  Hobos were traveling labors who traveled from place to place is search for work and a better life.  In their idle time many would pass the time by whittling and carving novelties to trade for food and necessities.  The character of a hobo is a natural carving subject.

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8
May

DRAGON SLAYER Knife Cube

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

    

The Dragon Slayer Knife Cube is a holder for a knife whose blade is inserted into a slot in the top of the cube.  The four sides and top in a three-inch cube of basswood is carved in a combination of relief carvings, chip carving and a simulated tattoo texturing.

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2
Apr

WOODY of Toy Story

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Knives

                               

Carving is an art form and art in its various forms is basically an “interpretation” of the imagination of the artist.  Woody of Toy Story is a cartoon figure toy who became the subject carving project interpreting Woody as a caricature figure. In 2011 Jesse of Toy Story was carved as a caricature and now Woody has been carved to join Jesse as a caricature figure.

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24
Mar

IVAN ~ the CARVER

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends

A good carving friend who brings a smile not only through his outgoing personality but also through his unique carving creations that mixes a little humor into his characters is being showcased in this photo display.

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11
Mar

The PROCESS JOURNEY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Tutorials

                        

“Wood carving is the journey more than the destination,” is an observation made during the process of carving through the years.  The “destination” represents the finished carving and the “journey” represents the process of the carving activity.  It is this “journey” that brings the most joy of creating to the carver because once the project is completed the carver is anxious to begin another carving project to experience the journey.

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23
Feb

STEPHENSON COLLECTION

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Friends, Carving Projects

                                

Don Stephenson is a gifted artist with a creative mind and a generous spirit who recently drew carving ideas on the back of a mailing envelope.  Four of these drawings became the inspiration for carving projects which were gifted by back to Don along with a Linus and Snoopy carving for his wife Peg.

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4
Feb

CHALLENGE ~ The Teacher of Unknown Lessons

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

                                    

An ORC is a mythical humanoid creature, generally described as brutish, aggressive and repulsive, stemming from the writings of J.R.R. Tolkiem, author of The Lord of the Rings. This carving of an ORC was carved in a seven-inch-tall by three-inch square block of basswood.  The finish is artist oil paints mixed with boiled linseed oil and final coating of Deft.

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4
Feb

BLOCK HEADS ~ Redux

   Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects, Whittle Doodles

Block Heads are carved inside a Friendship Cane segment measuring two inches square by three inches tall with a five eighth inch hole drilled down the center of the length of block. Carving is done with knives with curved cutting edges to facilitate the necessary slicing cuts in tight areas.  The finish is artist oil paint Raw Sienna thinned with boiled linseed oil and then when the oil finish is dry Deft, a brushing lacquer is applied.  Block Heads are another adaptation of Whittle Doodles carved by the WOOD BEE CARVER.