Sunday, June 23, 2013

Friendship Cane Face

This carving was a class by Eric Owen at Kenniwick, WA. The block of wood is 2 inches square by 3 inches long. It has a 5/8 hole drilled in the middle. The first face was caved at the class and the others I carved at home. The faces are carved at the corners so you have four faces. It was a fun class and fun carving different faces on the four corners. For friendship canes people carve different things on these two inch blocks and they are thread on a dowel. They are for a gift or a fund raiser.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Carving Rendezvous

This year I attended the carving Rendezvous in Kennewick, WA. I really enjoy these events meeting people and picking up some different techniques in the different classes. The fan on my air conditioner wouldn't work in my motor home but when I checked it out at home it was working. I don't know what that was about. It was hot but there was a nice breeze and we parked under a shade tree so it was comfortable. The first picture is from two different tree branches that are 3 1/2 inches tall. I did the darker one in class and finished the other at home. The top is drilled out and has a compass attached. The second picture is a stylized fox carved from butternut. It is about 7 inches long. The next is a cell phone holder where I got to practice a little chip carving. I did another class but I need to paint it before I post it. They had a contest in carving a piece in bark and judged by peoples choice on Sunday. There isn't much time to carve with all the other stuff going on but I did carve an indian with a feather. It was a fun weekend.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Buck Hunter

This is a roughout from Chris Hammack's bar scene. I like the figures in his bar scene and they are fun to carve. The wood in this roughout was dry and when I painted it the cap had split. I painted it fairly wet. The glue shows but with the brown colors o the cap it isn't to noticeable. This will go with Joe Black as a scene. I have three so I have another one to carve.