Saturday, June 15, 2013


Finally got around to carving a piece of that Arizona cottonwood bark. Once past the flake and grit from the outside surface, this was a solid piece. Very nice to carve. I found a mountain man hiding in this one. I finished him with Deft Satin, and a coat of Feed-N-Wax. Comments welcome.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Driftwood Spirit

Carved this from a cedar root several years ago. It has been outside and needed a face lift, so I re-carved it and sealed with spar urethane.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Standing Bear

Carved this little bear, for my great niece, from 1 5/8" basswood. He stands 5 1/2" tall. finished with acrylics.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Cottonwood Bark

Was glad to see the mail carrier today. Finally got my order of cottonwood bark from Arizona. This is some of the biggest bark I have seen, the largest piece is 5" wide and 4" thick. Can't wait to start carving on this, but I have a couple projects to finish first.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Country Boy

Carved this little guy from 1 5/8" basswood, he measures 5 1/4" tall. I used acrylic washes for the color. This is another one for my great nephew.