Monday, April 30, 2012

This is Carving the Surprised Bottle Rocket part 3. We finish carving the nose and getting the eye socket ready for the eye balls. The mouth is started.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Carving a Standing Viking with separate Sword and Shield

This class is a two day class, the weekend of May 19-20/ 2012, 9:00am to 5:00 pm. The class will be held in the basement of the Forest Lake Senior Center. This will be an intermediate + class. This call will be held at the Forest Lake Senior Center located at: 767 SW 4th St.

The figure is about 8.5” tall and will have separate sword and shield for us to carve.

The class will cost $65.00 plus the cost of the cut out. (approx. $10)

This would be an interesting time for carving a Scandinavian Viking figure since this would fall around the time of the Norwegian Independence day - Syttende Mai.

Artist Bio
My name is Russell Scott and I am a woodcarving/sculpture artist from Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1999 I took my first woodcarving class through a community education program. It was an intensive eight weeks of carving a different piece using a different type of wood each week. I loved it and have been carving ever since.
With that, I have been enjoying the process of creating new and interesting characters. My aim is to tell a story with each piece that I carve.
I have taught several wood carving classes ranging from absolute beginning wood carving to interesting characters for the intermediate carvers. I have produced wood carving instruction videos and books and uploaded many videos on I see my future in continuing creating new wood carvings and teaching.
Contact Esther Allen at:
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Getting the nose done. This is part 2 of Carving the Surprised Bottle Rocket. He’s getting ready for the 4th of July. Well, at least he’ll be ready for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This is the first of a five part series, Carving the Surprised Bottle Rocket. I am continuing my presentation of carving caricature expressive faces. This character is supposed to give the expression of seeing fireworks in the sky. But then, he could give the expression of someone about to fly. Either way, enjoy.

Monday, April 23, 2012

This is the final part for Carving Santa Carrying Tree. This segment is a chance to show other carvers how I deal with mistakes and how to not only fix them, but learn from them. Thank you for watching these videos on wood carving.

A new set of facial expression videos are coming up.

Friday, April 20, 2012

This little Nome is ready for spring.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

This is a little promo video for Carving the Female Face in Wood. This little video has a glitch where there is a long black spot with some of the video at the end. I thought I’d leave it so you can get a better idea what’s in the video.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Here is a simple Santa Lucia from my simple Santa pattern. I wanted to see how many different carvings I can get out from the same pattern. More later.

Friday, April 13, 2012

So, how are you all doing on carving the Santa Carrying the Tree? Hope to see some pics when you’re done. More later

Here is the link to part 5 of: Carving Santa Carrying Tree

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Here is a simple Native American carving from my simple Santa pattern. More later.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Belated Easter carving!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

We’re still blocking out the front of the Santa. Here’s part 3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Easter bunny is fueling up for the big day. Hope the Easter egg production is doing well.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Hope you had a good start on Carving Santa Carrying Tree video. Continuing on to part 2.