Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Angel Ornament

Now that Christmas has come and gone, I can post photos of this year's ornament. Every year I carve an ornament for some family members, and since some of them follow my blog I didn't want to spoil the surprise. The angels are carved from butternut. I sealed some with lacquer and the remaining I applied danish oil. I'm not sure I like how dark the oil made the wood, this was the first time I used it. The relatives all liked them, so I guess that's what matters. I carved a total of ten this year, and it was a nice change from the santa or elf ornaments.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Santa Feeding the Birds

Each year I carve a Santa for my mother and the wife's father. This year's are from a Ross Oar pattern. The are designed to sit on a shelf. Should look good on the fireplace mantle. They are carved from basswood, and are 7" tall. The cardinal was carved separate and connected with a steel pin and epoxy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Well, I guess it was just a matter of time before I carved him. Here he is, Olaf from the movie Frozen. He is a Christmas present for  my wife. His body is carved from basswood, the arms and hair are walnut. Painted with acrylics and sealed with a poly matte varnish, he measures 9" tall including the base. This one was a lot of fun to carve.