In the streets around the museum there are stores selling wood sculptures in various costs and sizes. In the picture below starting left to right: a typical store, a piece of wood, a wall hanging wood sculpture, two wood sculptures and last is the stores owners. Can you guess which one was the most expensive piece? If you guessed any other thing than the “piece of wood” then you were wrong. That is right, the piece of wood is the most expensive one apparently in all of Taiw...
When I first starting thinking about writing this article, I came up with several ideas. At first, I wanted to give the article a sense of mystic and intrigue, but lets face it I am not Herman Melville, and why would I want to be? Then, I tried writing it like an information piece, but in the end it sounds like a term paper. I was just about to give up, when I decided to revert back to myself and just write it without thinking about too much. This post is about a wood sculpture museum ...
Woodworking Museum: Yerevan, Armenia For some people who read this crazy blog of mine you have probably noticed from my previous post that I travel a bit. So, when my wife told me there was a woodcarving museum in Yerevan, Armenia when we were in Kazbegi, Georgia, I was like WHAT? Are you pulling my chain? Because my wife does this sometimes just to mess with my head, but this time she was not kidding me. So, when we got to Yerevan, Armenia a week later, I had to locate this museum ...
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...
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