Examples offer clues for learning that books and videos can't
Neither materials nor tools define you as an artist.
From firewood to presents; it's a pleasant transition.
After tempering the treen is allowed to dry for several days before finishing starts. Finishing begins with cleaning up unfair curves, and rough spots. Sanding with 80 grit, 120 grit and 240 grit sandpaper follow. A final whirl with a sanding mop ( a sort of flap sander in a drill press) acts to polish …
Firewood is interesting stuff. It often contains serendipitous pieces for crafting.
This eagle is barely eleven inches wide, not my smallest, but diminutive none the less. It's a good miniature project for a woodcarver. Pine is great wood, but fine detail in small sizes are not its strong suit. Would this pop out at you in cherry, plum or box? Sure, but my objective was to do …
Lots of carvers have shop cats. They rule the shop from on high.
Whitespace, what you don't add is as important as what you do.
completion of projects in a crafts shop can be an elastic phenomenon
Much of my business in the past 27 years or so has been portraits of ships and boats. It all began at a crafts show at New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee. I had been making trays out of mast hoops for some time. I carved a variety of themes including an elegant Compass Rose design I …