Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Carving Knives

A fellow woodcarver and knife maker in New York recently proposed a swap on the Woodcarving Illustrated Message Board. He would send two of his carving knives with basswood handles. I carve the handles into anything I want, and send him one back. I get  a great carving knife and he gets a carving for his collection. Well they arrived and now the wheels are turning. Check back and see what I find hidden in these wooden handles.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Santa #2 for 2012

Here is my second Santa for this year. He started out as half of a basswood log. Roughed out with mallet tools, finished with hand tools. He measures 13" long by 7 1/2" wide and 5" thick. He was painted using acrylic wash and sealed with a light coat of Deft lacquer.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Halloween

I carved these little trick or treaters for my nieces and nephews for Halloween. A pretty simple carving, from a 1 3/8" x 1 3/8"  basswood  block. They are 3 3/4" tall, except the witch she is 4 3/4". Still have five more to carve.