This is my display of my carvings from the past year at the Plummer Library. It will be up for about 6 weeks. I write a few stories about the carvings to create interest in wood carving. They have a great showcase and the patrons enjoy having displays when visiting the library.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
These three ornaments are carved from 1" by 1" by 4 " long basswood. I used a jump ring to hook on the acrylic bobble. I used a drill to open the hole at each end of the bobble because the ring wouldn't go all the way through without distorting the ring. I used cording for the bows, but you could use ribbon. It doesn't take a lot of time to carve these and they are good gift idea's.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Several members of our club has been carving this feather. I carved one in basswood and another one in cottonwood bark. They are about 11 1/2 inches long and 3/8 inch thick. I thought there wasn't enough movement it the feather so I used a gouge along part of the feather. I broke the quill on the bark feather when carrying it in my bag. The barbs of the feather on the bark are larger because of the layers in bark I thought I would have trouble with breakage. They both have a satin finish but I'm thinking I will paint the eagle head on the basswood feather.