Archive for the ‘Carving Projects’ Category

3
Nov

TRUST THE JOURNEY

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

          

 

The “Destination” of the journey of carving a mountain man is the finished carving that is displayed in this beginning photographic gallery.  After this first photo display the “Journey” portion of the mountain man project will be explained in written explanations and photos of the progressive carving steps towards to finished mountain man.

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17
Sep

ANCESTRY GOTHIC

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“Ancestry Gothic” is a recent commission carving project of an interpretative likeness of the maternal grandparents of a high school friend (class of ‘59) using only a couple photographs as a guide along with verbal memories of long, long ago.

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22
Aug

WAR AND PEACE

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The two Indian carvings are artistic interpretation of a warrior holding a spear and shield bearing the name “War Eagle” The other carving is an Indian presenting a peace pipe bearing the name “Lonesome Dove.”

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25
Jul

FARM GOTHIC

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FARM GOTHIC is a parody on the iconic Grant Wood painting “American Gothic,” that is a depiction of a farm couple.  In this case the farmer is holding an ear of corn and the farmer’s wife is holding an apple pie inscribed with a wheat design on the upper crust of the pie.

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13
Jul

QUAKER MEETING

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“Quaker Meeting” is a nostalgic interpretation of a husband and wife of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. Each figure was carved as a single carving and then mounted together on a base for permanent display.

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4
Jun

SLOW and EASY ~ Carving a Pirate

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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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23
May

GUNNY SACK HOBO

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                             

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

    

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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