Archive for the ‘General’ Category

21
Feb

STINK PROOF

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

             

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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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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30
May

CROSSBOW vs SLING SHOT

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

A grandmother requested a caricature carving of her grandson and son as crossbow deer hunters wearing camo gear. Using a candid photo of father and son as a guide to inspire the imagination process resulted in carving the nine-year-old grandson holding a crossbow and the father holding a sling shot as a bit of teasing humor of who was the serious hunter. Read the rest of this entry »

27
Feb

WHITTLE DWARFS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

WHITTLE DWARFS are whimsical carvings in a one inch square by inch and half tall basswood block. Dwarfs are carved with two feet sticking out underneath the chin of the large head and eyes are covered with the bill or brim of the hat. Each one is a little different from any other of similar pose. Using only a knife to shape each dwarf allows for the texture of the whittled facets to give color to each carving while Howard Feed-n-Wax provides the protective finish. Whittling has always been viewed as a relaxing style of carving and is a fun way to relax. As my good whittling friend Billy Stephens said in an original saying, “There is never a dull moment with a sharp knife and a piece of wood,” Whittle Dwarfs are a fun way to whittle away time in a care free manner.

21 Whittle Dwarfs will make their appearance at the Miami Valley Woodcarving Show ~ March 2 and 3 at Middletown, OH ~ Christ United Methodist Church ~ Corner of Grand Avenue and Marshall Road.

Click on this link ~“Whittle Dwarf Tutorial” ~ to see instructions for carving Whittle Dwarfs.

17
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ 2018

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A “Merry Christmas” greeting in the form of a Whittle-Carved Santa ornament (6 ” x 4″ x 1/4″ ~ basswood).  Whittle-Carved means carved using only knives to shape and detail the carving.

16
Dec

MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ 2017

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23
Sep

CARVING BIKER DUDES by Don Worley

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Don Worley, the creator of No-See-Ums has created another fun and addictive carving project called “Biker Dudes.” Read the rest of this entry »

22
Jul

OHIO BUCKEYE ROUND UP

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The WOOD BEE CARVER was one of the instructors at the Ohio Buckeye Round Up at Poor Farmer’s Camp Ground, Fletcher, OH July 19–22. The first four photos below are of a Round Up Friendship Cane segment carved by Mertz.  The second group of four photos are a carving done by Mertz during the Round Up and given to David Neff of Philippi, WV who donated mahogany wood to any carver present who wanted to try carving this specialty wood. (Thank you David.) Read the rest of this entry »