As a woodcarver it seems almost inevitable that one will eventually carve a Green Man. When I was first learning how to carve I subscribed to the video carving lessons expertly produced by Chris Pye, and he has created some of the more appealing Green Man carvings I have seen. Following his inspiration I have… Read More Green Man as Memento Mori for a Dying Planet
One of my favorite projects that I had the opportunity to work on in 2017 was a carved walnut column for a friend’s house in Canterbury, NH. He provided me with a turned column of black walnut that was made from a tree he had salvaged many years ago, so by the time it came… Read More Acanthish Column
Not everyone likes to use pencils on woodcarvings, but I think they just haven’t been using the best ones for the job. Not all pencils are created equal, and since I am a pencil fanatic from way back, I thought I would share some of my thoughts and experiences about integrating pencils into my woodcarving… Read More Woodcarving and Pencils
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
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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