Bellow are two short videos demonstrating the use of the medium sized Abegglen Detail Knife while carving in butternut wood. I used this versatile carving tool when roughing out the carving shown in the earlier post, Pearl of Great Price. This carving knife makes quick work of the butternut wood, and creates a lovely sounds… Read More Abegglen Detail Knife: Carving Demonstration Videos
Carved from butternut wood, the design for this piece is from a small drawing I did a number of years ago of my dog, named Pearl. The title of this blog post, which is also the title of the carving, comes from a familiar parable about a merchant seeking to buy pearls: “Who, when he… Read More Pearl of Great Price
I created three videos to demonstrate the carving and painting process involved in the making of the Leaping Fox carving study. These brief videos show the tools and process I used to created this small carving. This is a follow-up to my earlier post – you can see more photos and information about this project… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study: Demonstration Videos
Earlier this summer I completed a small carving as a study for a larger project I hope to work on sometime over the winter – a red fox captured mid-leap, about to pounce on its prey. I created this smaller version as a way to test the idea I had for the painted finish –… Read More Leaping Fox Carving Study
I have some of my woodcarving work on display again this year at the Annual Craftmen’s Fair at the Mount Sunapee Resort, sponsored by of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. The Fair opens on Saturday, August 5th and runs through Sunday, August 13th. As part of the Fair, a special exhibit is being held… Read More Living With Craft 2017
It feels so good to have this done and mounted in its frame. It is ready to be delivered tomorrow and it will join its friends by the end of the week when it gets hung in its permanent home. Then there will be one less empty space on the wall that needs filling!
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Celebrating the first International Day of Celtic Art with this #regram of one of my more traditional Celtic Art wood carvings, the Tree of Life Celtic Cross.
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I often get asked for recommendations of what tools to buy from people interested in beginning wood carving. It can be a confusing process – there are many good brands and hundreds of profiles to choose from. A lot of people start by buying a big set of tools for a large sum of money,… Read More Recommendations: Carving Tools
In the weeks following the election I have been overwhelmed with fear for the future. I’ve had a difficult time finding words to describe how I feel, or discussing those feelings with friends and family. As a way to break out of this tail-chasing cycle of fear I began trying to imagine the courage I… Read More Rune of Courage
I recently completed a carving called Flow Back, inspired by the return of the wild Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River. I read (this article) about how, against all odds, several salmon had returned to spawn last November after an absence of 200 years, even after a decades-long effort to return the fish to the… Read More Flow Back: The Return of the Atlantic Salmon