Monday, March 25, 2013

2013 Kansas City Show

Well another show has come and gone. It was great to see old friends and make some new. Forecast of snow kept some people away. But those who ventured out had a good time. I received two second place ribbons, and sold two carvings. But the best part of the show was watching my wife win her first ribbon. She has been woodburning for awhile but never entered anything into the competition. As always the competition was strong. This is a top notch show and if you are in the area I encourage you to attend next year.

                                                This year's table.
Hickok took second place and was selected as a purchase award by Woodcraft in Lenexa KS. It will be on display in the store. I now have two carvings on display at Woodcraft. What an honor!
                This was my second winner, my detail knife with the Santa handle.
                          And my wife's woodburning of Father Christmas.
                       They'll let anybody into this show. See ya next year.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

She's A Lady

Just finished the "Lady" in time for the Kansas City Woodcarvers Show this Friday and Saturday. She was carved from basswood and is mounted on a cherry base. and measures 7 1/2" tall. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is a pattern from Ian Norbury. I'm pretty happy with how she turned out. Female faces are more difficult to carve, at least for me.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lady Update

What a difference a day makes. Still a long way to go, but she's looking better.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Progress on the Lady

Progress? Wife says she looks like an old school marm. At this point I have to agree she looks pretty homely.

Friday, March 8, 2013


Started a new carving yesterday, it is a pattern from Ian Norbury. Started with a 5" x 6" basswood block.  Here are the results of day one.


Here is my latest caricature carving. It's an original design of Wild Bill, carved from basswood and mounted on a cherry base. It measures  nine inches tall including the base.