Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by GreyOne, Oct 8, 2014.
Carved on the top of my walking stick. Took a torch to it. It's a start.
Excellent work Kamagong!
subscribing! lots of fun ideas here
this is a great quick kids craft. thanks for the post
just got back from a week's campout with some friends and one guy gave me this for teaching him some fire craft. I will treasure it since he has had it for a long time and meant a lot to him but he gave it to me.
I carved some letters on the front of planter boxes I am building for my wife.
Here is the finished product.
Wood Spirit Walking Stick
Here's a wood spirit walking stick I did for one of my grandsons a little while back:
Got some paint on a little hiker. He looks a little crazy, so he needs a good name. I'm thinking Maniacal Pete, but I'm open to suggestions.
Lol. Thats apt considering he carries a hatchet with no mask. He is named.
I know this about us carving but had to show this; a gift from a fisherman friend for helping him get a knife. It is totally out of wood.
Very cool K.
wish I had his talent...by the way...really liking that pure tung oil
Me too! Glad you like it bud, it does a great job for me and is all I use.
Growing up, I had the good fortune of watching and learning a little from my uncle who, in his day, carved pieces for museums in Canada. His pieces were quickly snatched up, but I inherited this tom. It still motivates me to learn and improve. I would love to hear about your mentors and motivations.
Flat plane litte fisherman not having much success
(Background painting compliments of my 10 year old daughter)
I really need to learn how to paint.
I don't have much that I've whittled. I've given all of it away to nieces and nephews
I do a combination of whittling and wood burning
I love all of your spoons , that are just beautiful !
Reading this thread put me in the mood , so I had to whittle a little spoon ! FUN !
I have got t find some softer woods around here.
When it cools down from the 107 plus 60% humidity, going to make a wood collecting trek and explore my land deeper.
Amazing work guys!
I tried following Doug's video on making a bear, here are the results.
There's some really talented people on here. This is about the extent of my whittlin'.
This is the type of stuff I normally do. I've posted these pics in another thread, but since they were already in my photobucket album I thought I'd throw them in too.
Followed another tutorial to make this guy dressed for cold weather.
Made a second bear sitting around the campfire Sat. What a great way to spend some leisure time.
My Esee 4, Cold Steel Secret Edge, X-acto knife.
I usually leave my pieces unfinished
Most of my pieces just sit around on my counter, I give some away.
I carve a large verity of animal figurines so there really is no far out one. I did whittle a rose once.
What I have pics of on my phone:
A carrot spirit:
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Not sure if I've posted this before, or not. My avatar, a wood axe
My first rooster attempt. It was lots of fun and makes a great whittling project.
I gotta work on the tail feathers tho
I am interested in carved wood signs, so I am starting with a small indoor sign for a kitchen.
Lumber yard cedar (western red I assume) and the eggs are Manitoba Maple (Box Elder) (Acer negundo).
I am planning on some paint on this one, so there is more progress to come still.
Here is the "done" sign.
Crackled paint on chicken and "Fresh".
Oiled background and maple eggs.
Added chicken wire fence borders.
size. 7.25" - 18.5cm by 22 1/4" - 56.5cm
Hand carved over door transom boards and 1/4 scale VLCC ship's name board
I like it SeaCapt. I recently picked up a used book on nautical carving.
May not be much call for it these days, but I find it interesting enough to read the book.
Jay S. Hanna
A handle for a cane I carved in high school. Rawr! Bear!
And two little guys, about an inch tall, keep me company. The elephant has four separate legs! Carving tools were definitely used in all three of these carvings.
That Turkey is amazing. My grandfather was a surgeon who carved birds in his retirement. He was quite good at it and his wife painted them, I really wish I had gotten some of his tools or some of his carvings. Barron Brown got me addicted to carving bowls and spoons this spring at the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering this spring.
I was lucky to get the one piece after his passing. I hope you can locate one of your grandfather's pieces. It is one of my prized possessions, given the type of man he was.
I may get one of his pieces one day.
You must have had a deep affection for your uncle.
I wish I had a closer relationship with my grandfather. My grandmother and I were always close. I really wish I had known my Grandfathers parent's. That would haVE BEEN INTERESTING. Opps, caps lock.
I started whittling little people just a couple of weeks ago, these are no 2, 3 and 4.
The little bald old geezer is 2 inches high and the farmer is 5 inches high.
I carved this Santa ornament for my Grandson to hang on his tree. He is two years old and is really having fun with his Christmas tree this year.
been home sick, so decided to whittle a chicken stick