Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I spent the last week at the Carving Academy in Ellensburg. I carved a pirate with Chris Hammack as the instructor. It was a fun filled week and I learned his style of carving. I have carved a base and a treasure chest but I'm waiting for the gel
 stain to antique them. He stands at 7 inches tall.  

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pine Knots

Last week we went camping. We fished in the morning and went 4-wheeling in the afternoon. There was a lot of pine knots lying around, so I carved a couple of faces in them. The knots are hard and there was some rotted wood so I just let the wood decide what it would be. I added hair but it doesn't show in the picture. I left them on the picnic table. Hopefully some kid will find them. I carve ornaments while camping so I won't be swamped doing the Christmas holidays.