Thursday, June 23, 2016

Little Outhouse on the Prarie

Not sure what the big deal is these days with tiny homes. But thought I'd carve a few up. lol Carved from basswood and finished with a satin varnish.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Christmas Cottonwood Bark Carvings

Finished up three more cottonwood bark carvings. I don't like to paint carvings, I like the natural finish. One thing I do paint our my Christmas carvings. I'll let these cure over night and apply a matte finish on them tomorrow. Then they will be available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stick Horse Ornaments

I started a new project today. The first Christmas tree ornaments of the year. I'm getting started late this year, usually start on them right after Easter. These are fairly simple stick horse ornaments carved from butternut.

Cameo Brooch

I've been commissioned to carve a cameo brooch for a friend that is a re-enactor at Shoal Creek Living History Museum. She wants it finished natural. I chose butternut for the beautiful grain. It is carved from a piece originally measuring 2 1/2" x 2" x 5/8". I finished it with a light coat of satin polyurethane. I apply a coat and then wipe off all I can. I just don't care for a glossy look. Hope the customer is happy.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Shoal Creek June Demonstration

Just finished my second woodcarving demonstration at I had a great time meeting and talking to people. Sold two carvings, one to a lady visiting from New York. If you are in the area, I recommend you visit. The re-enactments are on the first Saturdays of the month through September.