Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Carving Projects


“Sidekick”  is a representation of an old cowboy who has been around a long time with dependable friendship and loyalty to be trusted to help out in a pinch and always reliable.

Sidekick was carved out of an inch and half square by six inch tall block of basswood and colored with artist oil paint mixed with boiled linseed oil in the Painting Softly style. (click on photo to enlarge)

Sidekick was carved using only a homemade knife made with blue blade spring steel and a leopard wood handle.  The blade shape is one the WOOD BEE CARVER  has developed for Whittle-Carving.  The curvature of the blade allows for a slicing cut in both the push and pull stroke while the tip becomes the detail carving portion of the blade. The scimitar blade shape allows for maneuvering the knife blade into tight areas of the carving project.  A well designed carving knife that is comfortable to use becomes the carver’s “Sidekick”  in any carving project.


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