Sunday, September 29, 2013

Santa Ornaments

This is the time of year I spend a lot of time carving ornaments for Christmas while still working on other carvings. I like this type of ornament where it can be hung on a tree or set on a shelf or end table. The Santa is carved from a 2 inch square and 3 inches long. 


Sunday, September 22, 2013


When I was growing up we had an outhouse like many families without running water in the house. Many had two seats. Now you see a lot of porta potties around. This carving is cottonwood bark and is about 6 inches tall. I added the door handle and the hinges were carved in. I burned in the nails and the door on the inside.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Several people in my club are carving this chipmunk. I used a burner to burn in the hair. I used a varnish on the eyes to give them a glossy look. Chipmunk's are fun to watch in the woods with their chatter and their running around.