Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Coming to Town

The first Santa of the season is completed. If you've been following along, you know this was an old roughout. I received it with no idea idea what it was suppose to look like. So I let the imagination loose and this is the result. I painted him with thinned acrylics and sealed with a couple coats of Deft Satin Lacquer. He stands 14" tall, including the cherry.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Started a new batch of wood burned ornaments. I begin by cutting wood slices, these are from my tulip poplar tree. The limb has been drying for four years. Then I sand one side, and sketch and burn each scene. Spray a light coat of lacquer, and paint with thinned acrylics. I will apply a final coat of lacquer after painting.

Friday, October 21, 2016

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves Review

I was recently given the opportunity to test out a pair of new cut resistant gloves from NoCry. The gloves are a blend of stainless steel, high-performance polyethylene, glass fiber and Spandex threads. The first thing I noticed, when I put one on, was it has the tightest weave of all the carving gloves I have used. Like all carving gloves they are not cut proof, they are cut resistant. The gloves will fit either hand. The pair I tested had silicon dots on the palm side which help in gripping the carving wood. But, they have other styles available. You can purchase the gloves on Amazon, here is a link to the gloves I tested....

Overall, this is a great product! The good news for my followers, you can purchase these gloves at a discount. NoCry is offering an exclusive 15% discount! Use the following discount code when ordering your gloves.


Happy Carving!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Santa 2016 Update

Worked on the new Santa today. Painted the underside of his cape with Parchment, the outside and the suit with Tomato Spice. Still need to shade and highlight the cape and suit.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

First Santa Carving of 2016

I received an old roughout with no pictures. I have no idea what it was suppose to look like. I figured it was a Santa. I didn't take any pictures of the carving process, but here are some of the painting in progress. Stay tuned for more updates.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Shoal Creek October 2016

A couple photos from last Saturday's event at Shoal Creek Living History Museum . Had great weather, sold some carvings and met a lot of people. Thanks to everyone who came out.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Shoal Creek October Harvest Festival 2016

Step back in time this Saturday, always a good time! You'll find me carving in the carpenter's shop.
The Harvest Festival will be going on with Pony Rides, Puppet Shows, Wagon Rides, Kids Crafts, and Pumpkins. $5 per person (age 5 and under free)