Thursday, February 28, 2013

Library Display

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


This carving of a cowpoke is from a rough out that is 11 inches tall. The base is from a piece of counter-top that has speckles that look somewhat like rock. He is painted with acrylics and a satin lacquer finish.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Eagle Feather

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.