Friday, December 22, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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.