Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas from our house to yours, and thanks for following along on my woodcarving journey. We passed 50,000 page views this morning thanks to all of you!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lil' Snow Skier

This little guy was hiding in a piece of old basswood. The base was carved from a separate piece. The wife has already claimed him, so she got an early Christmas present.

Santa Vintage Rolling Pin #5

Here is my latest Santa rolling pin. This vintage rolling pin is bird's eye maple, and the hardest to carve so far. These are for display only and are a hot seller. I finished this one the same way, using thinned acrylic paints and sealing with polyurethane.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Basswood Snowman

I started this guy in September, finally got around to finishing him up. He is carved from a basswood half log. He stands 16" tall and is 9" wide at the base. The wife claimed this one, so he is staying here.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Cottonwood Bark Christmas

 I haven't posted in a while, I am carving Christmas gifts and don't want family members to sneak a peek. I have been carving some for sales, and here are a few. These are carved from cottonwood bark and painted with thinned acrylics sealed with matte polyurethane.


Friday, November 24, 2017

Oak Park Craft Fair 2017

This was our first time selling at this event. It is held at one of the local high schools and had over 150 vendors. All the vendors had to sell only handcrafted items, which was nice. The place was packed all day long and sales were great. We will definitely be back next year.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Snowman Christmas Ornament

Here's fairly easy and cute ornament for the holidays. It is from a pattern by Betty Padden. I even used her painting technique. The painting actual makes the carving. These step by step photos are self explanatory. I start with a 1"x 1" by 6" basswood block. I used a knife and a v-tool. I painted the ornament with acrylics and sealed it with a coat of matte varnish.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Club Carve-In October 2017

Northland Woodcarvers club recently held a carve-in at the Claycomo Mid-Continent Library. Seven members were at the carve-in on Saturday. We had a good time demonstrating and answering visitors questions. Also, met a few potential new members. Carve-In demonstrations are a great way to grow your club. We find there are people interested in woodcarving, but don't know where to start. Our club demonstrates at the local nature sanctuary once a month, and usually two libraries a year.