Thursday, August 18, 2011

Santa Time

I'm trying to replenish my stock of inexpensive carvings sold and used as gifts for Christmas, so I am trying to do one or more Santas per week. I usually spend 4-5 hours on each, but it really depends on what I am trying. There isn't a lot of money in it for me, but I enjoy doing them and people like getting them as gifts or as gifts for others. I get to practice and try out different things with these guys.

Friday, August 12, 2011

"On the cover of the Rolling Stone!"

Well, not exactly the cover. And not exactly the Rolling Stone. But I got a "Top Tip" full page article in the Fall 2011 WoodCarving Illustrated magazine for my work positioner plans! Even has my little snow man on it. Cool!
Here is a link to the plans and photos. Work Positioner

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas

It’s that time of the year where I really get busy with my carving! I finished the birdhouse contest entry and worked on some twisted crosses. I had company this past week for my daughter’s wedding and just needed small stuff to fill in some time. I sold my last Santa ornament and gave away three canes and an elf as gifts to different relatives, so I need to get stocked back up for Christmas! This is just a skinny Santa ornament that I made up as I carved it. I like just carving freestyle, simple things like this and they sell OK too. The carving club starts meeting again in September and I’m going to a carving seminar also in September. Starting to get busy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Birdhouse completed!

I'm not sure if I have a chance in the contest, but I am proud that I got everything I wanted completed!
Here are all the pictures.