Archive for the ‘Whittle Doodles’ Category

4
Feb

BLOCK HEADS ~ Redux

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Block Heads are carved inside a Friendship Cane segment measuring two inches square by three inches tall with a five eighth inch hole drilled down the center of the length of block. Carving is done with knives with curved cutting edges to facilitate the necessary slicing cuts in tight areas.  The finish is artist oil paint Raw Sienna thinned with boiled linseed oil and then when the oil finish is dry Deft, a brushing lacquer is applied.  Block Heads are another adaptation of Whittle Doodles carved by the WOOD BEE CARVER.

13
Nov

BLOCK HEADS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

 

 

Block Heads are carved inside a Friendship Cane segment measuring two inches square by three inches tall with a five eighth inch hole drilled down the center of the length of block.  Carving is done with knives with curved cutting edges to facilitate the necessary slicing cuts in tight areas.

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12
Jul

WHITTLE DOODLE ~ 2021 Block

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                                  

Whittle Doodles are the carving a variety of faces and objects into a block of basswood using only knives. This version began as a six-inch-tall by three-inch square block.  It was also personalized for a carving friend who is a pastor in North Carolina as will be seen on one side of the block.  As a doodle, what is carved comes about in random imagination making each Whittle Doodle unique and one of a kind.

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8
Aug

WHITTLE DOODLE ~ 2020 BLOCK

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

                          

Whittle Doodles are doodling with a knife in a block of wood to carve a variety of subjects and themes as a demonstration of carvings done using only a knife.  Whimsical in nature and yet a way to illustrate the art and practice of carving in a small and restricted area.

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26
May

WHITTLE DOODLE BLOCK HEADS 2

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

Whittle Doodle Block Heads 2 was carved in a basswood block measuring two inches square and seven eights inch tall.  Eight heads were carver around the four sides with a skull carved in the center.  Newly made OTHER KNIVES for Miniature Carving were used to carve each head at random times over a period of a few days.  The time in between the actual carving was used to imagine what faces to carve next.  This “imagination” time is an essential time for any carving project while following the “Imagination Rule: if it can be imagined it can be.”

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6
May

WHITTLE DOODLE BLOCK HEADS

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

The WOOD BEE CARVER has always been fascinated with the carving of faces by attempting to make each face have a personality of its own.  This Whittle Doodle Block Heads carving was carved in a two-inch square by inch tall block of basswood.

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8
Jul

WHITTLE DOODLE ~ Buckeye Round Up

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The photo journey below around the two-inch square friendship cane carved segment is a Whittle Doodle carved for the Buckeye Round Up on July 24, 25, 26, and 27,2019.

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28
Feb

WHITTLE DOODLE ~ Buzz Bee and Busy Bee Knives

   Posted by: woodbeecarver

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Whittle Doodles are doodling with a knife in a block of wood to carve a variety of subjects and themes as a demonstration of carvings done using only a knife.  Whimsical in nature and yet a way to illustrate the art and practice of carving in a small and restricted area.  This Whittle Doodle was carved using two experimental knives whose design is being tested.  The basswood block measures two-inch square by three inches tall. Artist oil paint color raw sienna was mixed with boiled linseed oil for the colored stain which was followed with a coat of Deft brushing lacquer. Read the rest of this entry »