|This is my very "1st Carving".
I had some help with the face and beard.
|The Hiker and Al the Gas Station Guy. They are both almost 3" tall.|
|To the right is my little "Yankee Soldier" I did him at home after seeing one done by Jack Price. He is 2 1/2" tall and he has an upturned right hand behind his back.|
|I call this little guy my "Yuppie" because of his elbow patches. He is just under 3" and came about after I carved the face and had to give him a body. I like starting with the face and creating a body that suits it. If I start with the body and then ruin the face I'm not too happy.|
|I did this "Boy" at the New England Woodcarvers Retreat in 1998 in Pete LeClair's class. We also did an enlarged version of the "Boy's Head" on the right.|
|This "Duck Pin was done in one of the impromptu evening classes at the Retreat. We Wood Burned the detail. It was a fun project and the first time I ever tried woodburning.|
|Chip Carving is something I have not done much of yet but I really enjoy it and plan to do more in the future. These are a couple of my first pieces. I like the fact that you only need one knife so carving away from home is easy.|