Friday, September 28, 2012

Here’s Santa just bidding his time by fiddling away. I guess that elves got everything under control – at least for now.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

We’re drawing in the apples and carving out the cape. I know it’s September, but Saint Nicolas is thinking about December sixth.

Here is ‘Carving Saint Nicolas part4’

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Here is another version of my Abe Lincoln carvings. The hat top is a separate piece. His right arm is on his back.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Still carving rounding out and the arms should be out now.  

Here is ‘Carving Saint Nicolas part2’ -

Friday, September 21, 2012

Still rounding out and finding where the arms are. We don’t want to lose any of is apples.

Carving Saint Nicolas part2 -

Thursday, September 20, 2012

It’s caramel apple season. Here is another version of lengthening Apple. I carved a stick, carve the hole on top. This time he was dumped in a vat of hot sticky caramel. Not really, just paint him with a dark brown and double sprayed with deft. Now he is ready for the autumn season.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well, the weather is getting a little nippy here in Minnesota. Gone are the days of 100+ weather and now some of the leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Furthermore, to is the season to see Halloween stuff that the department stores with at least one row of Christmas cards, tree stands, and Christmas lights. With that, I am starting a new series carving St. Nicholas which is one of my patterns from my vintage Santa carving book. Hope you will enjoy this one.

Carving Saint Nicolas part1

Monday, September 17, 2012

Last weekend was Grand Rapids Minnesota’s Goods from the Woods show. I consider that show as the kick-off of the Holidays Arts and Crafts pre-season. So to start things off for the up-coming season, here is a familiar figure for those who enjoy the Christmas holiday favorite’s movie – The Christmas Story. Here is poor Ralphie stuck wearing his Christmas present from his aunt who can’t remember that Ralph is a boy and not a girl. Oh, well Ralph, you’ll get your Red Rider Action Shot BB Gun (with the Cumberland stock) shortly. (You put BB holes in those PJs, just don’t let you mother find out).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

To answer a comment on how I clean up my carvings to finish the carvings as I’ve been preaching at the end of my videos, I have (attempted) to create a short video to demonstrate that process. Hope this video would help show you my process on cleaning up the finished carving.  

Wood Carving Cleaning Up

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I thought I’d take a break while getting ready to queue up the next round of wood carving. In the mean time, I thought I’d show some of the wood carvings done here in Minnesota at our state fair. I put some carvings in too, got some blue and red ribbons, but none on those I thought deserved something. Any ways, I won’t cry or blame the judges, yet. Here is quite a variety of different wood carving in wood working.

Minnesota State Fair Wood Carving 2012 -

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Here is ‘Indian Corn’ part 8.

This is the last part. I finish with carving the feathers.

Here is ‘Indian Corn’ part 7.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Here is ‘Indian Corn’ part 6.

I finish the face and start on the corn kernels.