Mary May is a fantastic woodcarver. I met her very briefly at the Handworks event last week. A friend of hers makes these brass mallets to her specifications. They have just the right heft and they look beautiful! Of all the really cool tools at Handworks, this is the one thing that I just had to have. It is the most comfortable mallet I have ever seen and I am really glad that I got one The ends on each of these mallets had hand carved embellishments and each of them was a di...
My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how you might learn. I have posted a couple of projects here on other carving work here on LJ, but the photos below show what I have been up to lately. If you like using hand planes, spokeshaves and knives you might want to consider woodcarving. It ...
I havent had time to Write mutch during summer, and i must admitt tracking in the Mountains and Salomon Fishing have occupied a lott of my time. The summers up here in the Mountains are short, intense and to be enjoyed to its fullest. I have been carving a little to, but not as mutch as i was ment to do. But then charging the batteries for the comming Winter is also important right? :) There is a lott of Projects i have been planning and that will be started this Winter, and i have sev...
Woodcarving has been around just about as long as man has been upon this earth. Due to wood being a material that will not withstand the test of time, woodcarvings must be protected and taken care of if they are to endure. Unlike stone carvings or sculptures that might be buried for thousands of years, due to wars and conquests or for whatever the reason and survive, imagine what would happen to a woodcarving or woodsculpture under those conditions. Between the elements and the insects, in a ...
Luguang positive “Yunlong vase” How to deal with the good tradition in woodcarving craftsmanship relationship with modern mechanical means? How to change the current “produced more than culture” wood production status? How industrialization process in the strengthening of cultural property carvings enhance its cultural value? These have been woodcarving industry concern. Recently, sponsored by the China Arts and Crafts Society, China Institute of Arts hosted a professional member of woo...
As i mentioned earlyer im about to start carving the first dragonportal for my parents cabin. Il try to blog abouth it when i can, and we will se where it goes, it will take some time. I am considering making some small videos as i go, With my photographer friend as support. I will try to answer any questions when i have time if there is any. The material is ofc slowgrowing higland pine With a high resin content, this makes it durable, when you start counting centuries durable. The same...
I have been thinking a lott about materials lately, and types of Wood. Browsing others Products and bloggs and seeing some of the wonderfull materials that exist around in the world makes my head work owergear and my fingers itch to work With it. So i have been asking around a bit for advice from a few fellow lumberjocks the last days. I have gotten good advice and been directed to good Sources, and i have discovered Things i have never even heard of. So mutch amazing materials out the...
Carvings done by mixing powertools and woodcarving irons. #2: Where no flowers grow during winter, The colouring.
As you see, i have finaly come to the last part of the flower carving. I have the rough shape, and started the last part of sanding and detail shaping. I have always loved this part when it comes to these types of carvings, when at last the image i have had in my head takes form and gets Sharp, its like tuning a lense. The Picture finaly gets Clear, at this stage i have a hard time letting go. On this Project im working in the livingroom, you might have noticed :) Its cosy in my li...
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Crossing that invisible line from using traditional handtools to using powertools was a hard stepp for me. Growing up, my grandfather, my dad and uncels would get strikt if they ever saw sandpaper on the workbench vile carving. Bottom stamping or patterning ,and the use of sandpaper on carvings was considered something used by amatuers or someone trying to hide their errors, In the old woodcarving School we where not alowed to have sandpaper on the workbench at all, we got told to remove i...
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