Sunday, March 2, 2014


I carved two Chickadee's, one in basswood and one in white pine. The one in pine I used the stone on the upper back and head. I was also a little more aggressive with my stoning. I like the softer look a little better on the Basswood. I use a knife and gouges to cave birds,  and power for stoning. These birds are intended to be hung as a Christmas ornament or I hang mine in the motor home from one of the ceiling vents.


  1. Beautiful work. May I ask what you mean by stoning?

  2. It is a way to texture some areas using a small grinding stone. I use a Dremel and the edge of a white stone to carve in small lines in the breast and belly areas. It gives a softer look then if you burnt them in.