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04-14-2017 10:38 PM

Boo! - 1 reply

This is a little pumpkin head carving, 6 inches tall, carved from basswood. I used a Mitch Cartledge rough out I picked up at RWR last month. Claude

09-10-2016 08:43 PM

Artistry in Wood 2016 - 2 replies

Dennis Stallings took lots of photos of the event this year in Ohio and has put them together into a youtube video.Well worth the time to look at it. Make sure you view in full screen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B8JrzUNQE4&feature=youtu.be Claude

09-05-2016 09:09 PM

Mountain Dew Santa - 2 replies

This is a carving of Santa holding a bottle of Mountain Dew. Santa is 9 inches tall, carved from basswood and painted with acrylic paints. The first thing I did was to trace the drawing I had onto the block of wood and then cut out the outline with my bandsaw. I mounted the Santa to my carving vise with a couple of drywall screws ...

07-21-2016 08:54 PM

Skiing Santa Claus - 1 reply

I recently received a special order request for a skiing Santa Claus. The request came with a drawing that looks as if it was maybe on a greeting card.1. My bandsaw blank 2. Removing waste wood with mallet and gouge to get it down to a final rough out shape 3. Using myself to figure out a hand would look with a ski pole in it. ...

01-10-2016 04:40 PM

Carving the Santa with a Bear - 6 replies

A rough out is not always necessary for carving. I began this project with a photograph of what my customer wanted and a block of basswood 12×6 x 3 inches. I copied the photo to the block front with carbon paper and the side views were my best guess as to what they should look like, as I only had the photo for the front. I then cut out t...

04-18-2015 04:28 PM

My Latest Santa - 3 replies

This is my latest Santa carving, made as a special order for a good customer. 9.25 inches tall, basswood, acrylic paints. I’m including progress photos as well as the finished item. ClaudePattern drawn on block of wood and then cut out on bandsaw. Beginning to remove the waste wood with gouges and mallet. The block was cla...

03-15-2014 11:32 PM

Wood Spirit Bottle Stopper - 1 reply

This is a three inch tall wood spirit bottle stopper carved from basswood and lightly stained with acrylics.

03-14-2014 01:11 AM

Leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day - 1 reply

Leprechaun bottle stopper for your favorite bottle of Bushmills or… Basswood, 3 inches by 3 inches by 3 inches. Claude


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