This posting was made by Fine Woodworking and it is quite remarkable. This “box of money” is carved from one piece of wood and hand painted! Check it out! “It’s tough to make real money from your work, but I found a guy who is dong the next best thing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the step-by-step photos myself.His name is Randall Rosenthal, and he lives in East Hampton, NY. Everything he does is carved from a single block of wood, an...
Well I finally have made a little progress on this carving. There turned out to be allot of filling major cracks. So I actually had to block off the bottom of the stump and fill allot of tightbond glue. I finally got the stump to quit internal splits. I check the progress of wood expansion by using filler on the last 1/8” of split. I let it sit for a week or two and if the filler doesn’t show signs of expansion I know it has sealed inside. I don’t like to give up on a projec...
This carving started out as the young giant from Michelangelo’s work. so I draw what I think as a shape. I start in with heavy chisels and start removing wood while watching for grain formations. On the third day I realized a woman under a waterfall and that the hands I had carved not even a contortionist couldn’t put their hands in the position I had placed mine. So I cut them off and thanks to Terri she said to just place them under her hair on her head whew!!! I was f...
I am a co-chair for the Members Gallery at this year’s Furniture Society Conference. All Furniture Society members are invited to submit to the Members Gallery. Design, Community & Sublime Conference will be held at Maine College of Art from June 14-16,2012 in Portland Maine. The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to show one’s work to your peers and other conference attendees. We encourage all Society members to participate. There is no fee to submit to Members Galle...
see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com
Wood and I….Sculpture ….while walking down the isles of life’s design,i was roiled enough to loose my way on a walk-about,the forest and trees no-longer fed this hunger within,and for days becoming years my dreams died as inaesthetic…. ….that was in-deed the hole i dug until i had no-strength dig deeper,what came next was confronting my dragon and refusing his lies any-more,so i went back to the woods fearing to hope and believe what i might find,what i found was that ...
Hallo to all my LJ friends! I am proud to say that I have been invited to participate in an upcoming exhibition at Strydom Gallery in the city of George, South Africa. I will be exhibiting a variety of art furniture pieces as well as sculpture. This exhibition promises to surprise, so do try to attend! I know some of you are a long way from here but I have a huge barn on the farm, space for many LJ’s! Just fly in, I’ll collect you at the airport! There are some spare benches in my shop, en...
New England Home Show’s 61st annual gathering of innovative Home, Remodeling, and Home Decor vendors, will also be host to WoodExpo 2011. Tommy MacDonald, the star of WGBH’s Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac, wanted to feature fine furniture designed and made by artists, and so WoodExpo was born. Now in its third year the show has grown and will have a juried exhibition and speakers. The Seaport World Trade Center, located at 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston MA, 02210 will be the locatio...
Earthly Pleasures is an online exhibition at Crafthaus.com curated by us. We received 65 fantastic submissions, sadly could not use all of them. Artists from Bali, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, and the United States made the pieces we selected. The artists in the exhibit: Claudie Bastide, Harriete Estel Berman, Fred Johnson, Norine Kevolic, Tadashi Koizumi, Gabrielle, Kunze, Joshua Lynn, Warren Moeller, Tom Muir, Norman Pirollo, Frances Scott, Tom Skaggs, Robbin Smith, Frances...
The New Hope, PA arts council will open their 2010 works in wood exhibition on Nov 20. Show will run until Jan 1, 2011. 34 wood artisans will be showing sculpture, turning, fine furniture, etc. all with the same wonderfully versitile material . Hope some of you can attend. Ticket information can be found at www.newhopearts.org .
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