Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wooden Spoon

I've had a good year and have carved a good variety of subjects. On this post, I carved a spoon from Cherry wood that was cut down last year. It was still a little green so it wasn't to hard to carve with a knife. I wanted some movement in the handle and I wanted to try some chip carving. Before carving the chip cut I took a small chip out of each center. It helped relieve the wood and the chip cut was easier. The spoon is a little other 8 inches long. I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

More Hitty Dolls

These dolls are 6 and 1/2 inches tall and have pegged arms and legs. My wife was gracious to sew some dresses for the Hitty dolls. We went to Vegas and my daughter took a picture  of one of the dolls poising inside of a decorated tree.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


This carving is from a Floyd Rhadigan  pattern. It may not look like a reindeer but it sure is cute. The blanket on the back gives it some added color that I like. On the eyes I added a gloss medium over the painted eyes. It brings out the eyes. The gloss medium & varnish is by Liquitex. Bird carvers use this on the beak and quills of the bird. It looks very nice hanging on the tree.