Archive for the ‘Carving Projects’ Category

21
Jul

CARVE A COWBOY DUDE MAGNET by Don Worley

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Carve along with Don Worley by using his simple follow-along trail of photographs and landmark descriptions for carving Cowboy Dude refrigerator magnets.

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11
Jul

HALF PINT MINIATURE GALLERY

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HALF PINT MINIATURE CARVINGS are three-inch-tall figures carved in the Whittle-Carving style of the Wood Bee Carver using only knives to carve these figures.  Miniatures are commonly defined as a carving that will fit into a two-inch cube. Three-inch miniature is the classification used by the Affiliated Wood Carvers Association at the International Woodcarvers Congress competition. “Half Pint” uses the half inch scale of a half inch equals a foot which makes “Half Pint” proportionally equal to half of the average height of six feet tall humans.

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4
Jul

UNCLE SAM ~ Happy Independence Day

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UNCLE SAM carved in 2008 ~ six inches tall and inch and half square base, carved in the Whittle-Carving style of using only a knife.  Finish is Artist Oil Paint thinned with boiled linseed oil and final coat of Deft.

             

UNCLE SAM carved in 2007 in the Whittle-Carving style of using only a knife ~ four inches tall and an inch square base.  Finish is Artist Oil Paint thinned with boiled linseed oil and final coat of Deft.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ~ JULY 4, 2020

26
Mar

CARVED BLADE COVERS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Carved wooden blade covers serve a practical purpose of protecting the blade as well as the carver reaching for a carving knife amid the other knives is the tool tote, bag or box. An instructional posting on how to make a simple blade covers can be found by clicking on KNIFE BLADE COVERS The two photos above are examples of blade covers from a simple wood burned design along with carved faces and a chipped carved cover.

Carving faces on blade covers are an excellent way of practicing the carving of faces as well as letting creative imagination free to carve expressive blade covers unique and functional.

Never miss an opportunity to carve something new and challenging because carving is always a learning experience and the more one carves the better one carves.  “Keep carving and carving will keep you carving.” Motto: “Would be carvers would be carvers if they would carve wood.”

 

 

21
Feb

STINK PROOF

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A Chip Carving friend, Marshall Stearns coined the phrase, “Carving is like taking a bath ~ You do it everyday or you stink.” There is great value in carving every day, if nothing more than guiding the carving tool through the wood making a variety of experimental cuts.  A long time the Wood Bee Carver has said, “Woodcarving is more the journey rather than the destination,” which means the shear enjoyment that comes to the carver in the process of carving.  The destination would be the completion of a carving project, but once finished the carver longs to get back to the process and activity of carving.

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3
Feb

FOX ~ RABBIT ~ SKUNK

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The FOX and RABBIT are recent carving journeys into new territory for this old carver.  During show-n-tell at the Dayton Carvers meeting, my good friend Gary Walker said I should say that the fox carving represented me when the girls referred to me as a “Fox” in my younger years.  I said they referred to me as a “skunk” by being a “little stinker” then and still being a “big stinker” now.  That prompted another artist friend, Don Stephenson to draw a likeness of me as a “Skunk,” as in the photo above.  The Rabbit was carved during this same time period as the fox.

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16
Jan

WHITTLE DWARFS ~ A Gallery

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Whittle Dwarfs came into existence in 2011 by artist Don Stephenson who drew a few examples as carving ideas for the Wood Bee Carver.  The first dwarfs were based upon these original drawings by Don Stephenson.

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8
Jan

BOBBLE HEAD SANTA

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A Bobble Head Santa is a novelty carving project that is similar to the humorous bobble head doll figures.

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