Author Archive

4
Jun

SLOW and EASY ~ Carving a Pirate

   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Projects, General, Tutorials

                            

The Red Beard Pirate has been an often repeated carving subject and on this version this pirate will be the subject of a tutorial on the SLOW and EASY method of carving.  The first photo gallery will be of the finished and painted rendition of the Red Beard Pirate.  Which will be followed by a verbal descriptive tutorial with additional photos of the Slow and Easy carving process.

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28
May

MARK AKERS ~ Carving Friend

   Posted by: woodbeecarver    in Carving Friends

The unique style of carvings created by Mark Akers are eye catching in their crispness of detail and whimsical signature as is evident in viewing the photo gallery below.  “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so let each picture speak to you by studying each with an observant eye of creativity.

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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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