July 2018 News


 The woodcarving community of young and old working together.

The woodcarving community of young and old working together.

 Welcome to Tyler.

Welcome to Tyler.

 Welcome to Rosie. She carved a flower in just two sessions.

Welcome to Rosie. She carved a flower in just two sessions.

 Echo goes away to summer camp each summer. Right before she was to leave for summer camp she finished this wonderful mask.

Echo goes away to summer camp each summer. Right before she was to leave for summer camp she finished this wonderful mask.

 All finished with lights.

All finished with lights.

 Art finished his Armadillo mask, carved from Basswood and painted with custom made paint.

Art finished his Armadillo mask, carved from Basswood and painted with custom made paint.

 A while back woodcarver Owen brought in some scraps from a project that was completed at his woodworking job. The pieces were too small for furniture or cabinets but the woodcarvers have made lots of different projects from the wood. Robyn's Elephant takes the prize. The knot makes a perfect eye for this piece that is going to a 4 year old elephant enthusiast.

A while back woodcarver Owen brought in some scraps from a project that was completed at his woodworking job. The pieces were too small for furniture or cabinets but the woodcarvers have made lots of different projects from the wood. Robyn's Elephant takes the prize. The knot makes a perfect eye for this piece that is going to a 4 year old elephant enthusiast.

 The long timers in the studio have often heard my beginning woodcarving spiel and how these skills can come in handy. Here is Ashley marking an uneven border using her pinky and ring finger as the guide. It worked great on this uneven bowl shape.

The long timers in the studio have often heard my beginning woodcarving spiel and how these skills can come in handy. Here is Ashley marking an uneven border using her pinky and ring finger as the guide. It worked great on this uneven bowl shape.

 Robyn used a galvanized construction strong tie, cut it into the bottom of her abstract carving and turned two carved pieces into bookends. The metal was covered with cork and it worked to both cover the metal as well as give the bottom some non stick characteristics. Very clever.

Robyn used a galvanized construction strong tie, cut it into the bottom of her abstract carving and turned two carved pieces into bookends. The metal was covered with cork and it worked to both cover the metal as well as give the bottom some non stick characteristics. Very clever.

 I carved this piece a bit ago. This was carved from a large branch pruned from a tree in my friend Susan Koenig's back yard. Just last month Susan had to have the huge tree removed. The mask told me he needed to go live with Susan. You don't argue with masks when they talk to you.

I carved this piece a bit ago. This was carved from a large branch pruned from a tree in my friend Susan Koenig's back yard. Just last month Susan had to have the huge tree removed. The mask told me he needed to go live with Susan. You don't argue with masks when they talk to you.

 Measuring in at just under 3 inches, this little guy came to me in need of a hand, two feet and a hunk of beard. Since there was no indication of just what the hand was doing I let him sit for a bit until it was clear he wanted a walking stick to hold in the hand I was going to carve. A tooth pick was just the right size.

Measuring in at just under 3 inches, this little guy came to me in need of a hand, two feet and a hunk of beard. Since there was no indication of just what the hand was doing I let him sit for a bit until it was clear he wanted a walking stick to hold in the hand I was going to carve. A tooth pick was just the right size.

 Here he is all ready for a walk in the Black Forest.

Here he is all ready for a walk in the Black Forest.

 I made this Red Rocking Horse toy for my Grand daughter. I used Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries to stain the Oak. It then has a coating of mineral oil and Beeswax. It went straight into her mouth as soon as she saw it.

I made this Red Rocking Horse toy for my Grand daughter. I used Blackberries, Raspberries and Blueberries to stain the Oak. It then has a coating of mineral oil and Beeswax. It went straight into her mouth as soon as she saw it.

 Previously I showed four of the 8 expression masks that I commissioned Anom to carve for me. Here is #5.

Previously I showed four of the 8 expression masks that I commissioned Anom to carve for me. Here is #5.

 I love the subtle tiger stripe grain on this one.

I love the subtle tiger stripe grain on this one.

 Great eyebrow line.

Great eyebrow line.

 More tiger stripe and great eyebrow lines.

More tiger stripe and great eyebrow lines.

 Sometimes there is beauty in the most unexpected places.

Sometimes there is beauty in the most unexpected places.