Archive for the ‘Carving Projects’ Category

3
Feb

FOX ~ RABBIT ~ SKUNK

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

 

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

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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

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24
Dec

HOLIDAY GREETING ~ 2019

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Ornaments carved at Christmas time are to bring Love, Joy, Peace, Hope with the celebration of Noel and of course Santa.  The ornament gallery that follows are those carved for 2019.

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27
Nov

CARVINGS at PETER ENGLER DESIGNS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The photographs in this gallery are of carvings on display and for sale at Peter Engler Designs, 201 S. Commercial St. Branson, MO.  When Peter was alive, he purchased several of my carvings in 2005 and periodically my Hog Heaven Pig seeds.  Recently owner Mary Bowman honored me again with the purchase of several carvings to have available at the new location of the store in old downtown Branson.

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22
Sep

COMMISSIONED Retirement Gift

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

A carving of a Civil War artillery officer with a cannon mounted on a butternut base with four carved plaques on the side panels of the base depicting significant benchmarks of employment career became a retirement gift.  The carved soldier holding binoculars standing beside a cannon were symbolic of retirement from the military with a carved plaque showing the Army logo as the recipient’s first career.  The remaining bank logo plaques depict the three banks served during the second career of the retiree.

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3
Sep

THIN WIZARDS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

A Thin Wizard is a Whittle-Carved project that uses a scrap piece of wood that has been cut into a thin and tall triangle wedge shape.  The larger portion of the triangle wedge become the bottom of the head of the Wizard and the thin top becomes the pointed hat of the Wizard.  The two thin wizards in the photos above were carved from butternut cut off scraps approximately five inches tall.

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31
Aug

PUMPKIN FACES Redux

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                    

Using the shape of a pumpkin to carve representative human facial features is a good way to practice carving a variety of faces in the fun novelty of a pumpkin head jewelry pin.  The earlier pumpkin faces were introduced in a 2016 posting Pumpkin Faces Carved in Wood.

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