Archive for September, 2020


MARK AKERS ~ Carving Friend

   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Friends

Mark Akers is one of the instructors at the October Renegade Woodcarving Roundup in Lebanon, TN. The photos are of some of his projects of shelf sitters, bottle stopper and ornament. The 3 monsters come from the same rough out. Attendees at the Round Up are sure to have a good time.





   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Projects, Knives

HAVE HOE – WILL PLANT is a commission carving of a lady gardener that is carved out of a seven inch tall, two inch by three inch block of basswood using a series of carving knives.  The simple verbal description included a gray hair lady with a braid draping over her right shoulder with length going to her waist.  She is wearing a light blue tee shirt, khaki shorts, red tennis shoes, and is holding a packet of seeds in one hand and the hoe leaning on her left shoulder.  A cat is rubbing against her right leg at the ankle.

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   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Projects

Old Sawdust is a carving representing an old wood worker who represents the old days of working with hands guided by the accumulated experience of working with wood.  He is holding a plane, a saw and has a pencil in the pocket of his apron.  Each of those tools were essential for hands on craftsmanship.  There are lessons to learn by listening to old timers who tell of what was learned in the experience of doing.  Lessons that contemporary wood carvers can apply to the carving experience since much of carving is done by hand (with apologies to power carvers).

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