Posted by: woodbeecarver   in Vintage Views


Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and design reflective of growing with experience.

The projects depicted in this gallery represent carving projects that were carved between 2000 and 2010.

An interpretation of the clown Emmet Kelly in his routine of trying to sweep up the spot light beam of the floor.




Clown puzzled about which is lighter ~ a balloon or a feather.




Old Man with a crooked cane and a crooked pipe.


Sage of the Road who has stories to tell and some of them are true.


The Hobo Poet


The Banana Bandit ~ the fasted Banana Skinner  to hit the circus.

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