Monday, March 23, 2015


I started out with a Chris Hammack roughout. I broke off an arm while carving and glued it back on. I was putting on the finish coat of lacquer and dropped the carving on the cement floor and broke the arm again. Discussed with myself I carved off the body and now it is a bottle stopper. I think I will stop for a moment for a glass of wine.


Friday, March 6, 2015

Heart Ornament

I carved this ornament out of a 4 by 4 inch piece of basswood. It's 1/2 inch thick. It has the same design on both sides. You could write anything on the blank space and I chose to write a Finnish Christmas greeting because of my Finnish heritage.