Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects

The Wood Bee Carver normally carves from a block of wood and seldom carves a rough out since there is a difference of creative approach in the carving process.  With a rough out the basic shape has been determined and the carver carves in the details within the confines of the predetermined design, kind of like coloring within the lines in a coloring book.  Some creative license can be applied in the detail portion of the carving process so that the finished rough out carving does not look like every other rough out carving of that subject.  In the case of Jade only the head was textured with fur while the rest of the bear received a shirt and overalls. The heart motif was expanded to include a heart label on the back of the overalls and the nose of the bear was carved in the shape of a heart.



Texturing of the fur on the head portion of the bear was done with a prototype Little Stinker Detail Knife # 2 using small slice and roll cuts.  That same knife was used to detail carve the eyes

The final photo shows the knives that were used to carve Jade using a variety of the WOOD BEE CARVER Signature Knives made by HELVIE KNIVES.  Red handled knife is a prototype of the LITTLE STINKER #2 Detail Knife, the Green handled knife is the GREEN HORNET Knife and the Blue handled knife is the BUZZARD BEE Knife.

The Jade rough out may be ordered from HELVIE KNIVES on their web site http://www.helvieknives.com under RoughOutStore.  Knives maybe ordered off the same web site or by calling 765-675-8811.

Carving from a rough out can be a challenge but every challenge becomes a fun learning experience in creativity.  Have fun carving and the more one carves the more fun there is to be experienced.


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