Whittling and carving Picture and discussion thread

Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by GreyOne, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. GreyOne

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    I know we have a lot of very accomplished spoon and bowl carvers here, but I have seen very few examples of just "whittlin" with wood.

    Dad and Grandfather did a lot of whittling and were good at it. I learned how not to cut my fingers off.

    Recently one of my daughters found an old lizard I carved for her for an elementary school project. I cannot claim it is artistic, but at leas it looked like a lizard. So, I dug out a spoon and a couple of small try sticks from last year, and figured if I can post these, ANYONE can post some of their work.

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    So come on, post what ya whittled, even if it ends up a toothpick!
     
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    Good stuff. Yeah got a few things I've done have to take a few pics
     
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    My son Jake whittling a spike troll for a friend at the recent New York meetup. He looks very relaxed.

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    [​IMG]. I found some pieces of a broken pallet at work and used my break time productively : )
     
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    Here a some pictures from last year...

    A (failed) bow drill set carved with a hawk:

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    My second spoon:


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    My first try stick:

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    Posted this in another thread but this is only my second woodspirit and being done on a custom cane I was commissioned to make :)

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    Nice try stick. Wish my first was half as good lol what's that purdy little puukko pictured? I'm guessing a birch bark handle?
     
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    My second try stick.

    The tip of a seax is a phenomenal carving tool.


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    Thank you. It's my Pasi Hurttila Tuohisarvi, and yes, it's a stacked birch bark and antler handle.

     
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    Here is my first spoon. It was made from a pine board from a karate demonstration. I made it with the cheapo/tacticool neck knife in the picture. I use it almost every day, to serve rice, stir my French press, cook dinner...
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    Here is a butter knife I made with my Svord Peasant Knife:
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    Buck saw handle:
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    What started it all for me was making Greenland kayak paddles (I used a knife the least, a spoke shave the most, along with a block plane and saws):
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    Nice work on all there. Really like the buck frame got a small blade I wanna do the same to myself.
     
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    My son and his wife presented me with a Case Seahorse Whittler for Father's Day. This is my first try at whittling / carving anything.
     
  14. AK Eric

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    This is a spatula I carved this summer for a barbecue to flip burgers. The other is a wood spirit I made last week from the core of a Redcedar branch.


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    That wood spirit in cedar looks awesome!
     
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    My first successful wood project. :)


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    more of jays pics 068.jpg more of jays pics 066.jpg more of jays pics 067.jpg ive posted this before as well, a beaver i carved out for my mom for christmas last year,i wood burned the features, made the "tooth" outta deer bone and the tail is a piece of slate i filed down into shape.and i gave it a quick stain to bring out the grain in the wood.
     
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    I gave this thread an Excellent Rating!

    Love it!
     
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    Another one to bump this thread.
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    Excellent work guys
     
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    Grey One, Joe Batterton is the best woodcarver I know of and he is on this forum, he carved a huge spirit face on a chunk of cedar log for the Geezer and my camp and last year he gave me a santa carring a axe that he did.

    I think he posted pics of some of his stuff here earlier too.


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    Love to whittle. Nothing like whittl'n on a snowy day. Here are a couple of mine.

    A clock and classic ball in a cage.

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    And a Santa Claus requested by my wife.

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    I'd like to whittle up a prospectors pack donkey loaded down with prospecting gear.

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    Trying out my new Rook puukko :

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    Owl from a birch block and a branch chicken (the tail need more work)
     
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    I was inspired by one of your past spikketrollet threads, so I saved a mulbery and and a tree of paradise that I cut out the fenceline in the backyard. I carved a bunch of little trolls for my kids (3, 3, & 4) and their cousins (9, 4, 2, 2, & 1). We all had fun painting and drawing faces on them. My wife and daughter made a little house for them out of a bunch of shoeboxes, and now they live on the kitchen table.

    I'll have to see if we have any pic's or maybe take some of the ones we have.
     
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    Love that! A troll boat! Beware the high seas.
     
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    I have found that kids just love the little trolls...either decorating them or if they can carving them.

    Simple, fun and they have plenty of knife handling teaching bits in them, so a perfect family project.

    I have been super fortunate in having my local elementary school host these demos...I am not certain just how many kids and parents go on to try their hand at them, but even just making that little connection in the school makes me feel pretty good.
     
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    I would love to see the kitchen table troll family housing development!
     
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    Ain't much to look at, but here's some of what I have photos of.

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    Mondo spikketrollets


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    Here's most of the family all lined up...
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    We drew a bunch of faces on some paper, and the kids picked out the ones they liked and decorated them. Then I added a few. My niece decided the top of the hat was really the troll's head. She had never seen anything like these before.

    I'm looking forward to using little trolls to teach my kids knife safety & some basic cuts in a couple years.
     
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    That is a perfect family of trollets.

    The Trolldominium is grand.
     
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    A few unpainted from this weekend
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    Future Whittlings

    I feel like only my bushcraft brothers will understand my happiness about this, I pass by this furniture shop everyday to work, and today I see this bin, Full of bushcraft Gold! This kinda thing never happens to me.

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    A interpretation of a seahorse I did for a friend
     
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    Nothing fine or fancy... a hornbeam "priest"/basher with spade end as a general trapping tool :)

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    A couple of Cricket stocks... :4:

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    I've posted this bowl before. It is from a Box Elder tree. I'm working on another now, made from American Elm.

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    It never occurred to me that you could do that... it's awesome!
     
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    A few of my whittlins and carvings, mostly done in idle hours at sea with pine scraps left over from our small boat building projects. The two ice fishing decoys on top of pic are lead weighted. Bottom pic, even a dead man of H&H Pinch doesn't go to waste.
     
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    Very cool stuff guys!
     
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    Very simple...

    Was out at deer camp with the guys this weekend. I don't hunt anymore, so I stayed back, cleaned up a bit, started a fire and whittled this out of cedar. I saw this on another forum and wanted to try my hand at it. Farmer and cross.jpg
     
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    Dragonfly Dishes

    There are no Dragonfly clan people left alive on Haida Gwaii.
    Smallpox got them all and their village was abandoned.

    Western Red Cedar, flat insides, flat bottoms.
    All carved with PacNW crooked knives.
     

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    Excellent thread and thanks to everyone who has posted their work. As a newbie to carving I'm enjoying this thread very much. It has given me many ideas to have a go at. Subscribed for updates.
     
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    Did this the other day. Just a try stick made a couple others going back so far one of my better ones

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    How's the American Elm bowl coming along?
    I just about finished a kuksa from American Elm. Awfully hard to carve, at least my piece is.
     
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    I have never held Hornbeam, it looks very aptly named
     
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