Saturday, May 23, 2015

Simple Sculpture

This is from a pattern in the Carving magazine. It is carved from a piece of butternut. The base is separate. It is 1 inch thick, 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide.The finish is Tru oil which is a gun stock oil. I used a pre-stain first before using the Tru oil in spray form. Using the pre-stain the oil finish comes out quicker.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Little Guy's and Gal's

When staying in our motor home while visiting family for a couple weeks I carved these small caricatures. They are 1 inch square by 3 inches long, I wanted to work at carving small gal's and the guy's with a cane. On one guy I used the back of my knife to carve in hair. I like to try differant techniques while carving. Don Mertz has a good blog ( on carving small caricatures. My favorite is the guy with the mustache.