I attended the Hamilton Woodshow on Friday Jan. 29/10 and spent over 3 hours looking around and making a few purchases. There was a vendor selling back issues of Woodcarving Illustrated and Carving Magazine for $10.75 so I picked up 3. I also bought a Flexcut V-tool and a small #11 gouge. There were 3 main vendors for woodcarving and all types of woodworking equipment and seminars every hour. I have added a link to a few photos that I took of the carving competition and a few of the old airplanes. The Lancaster Bomber was so huge I could not get the whole plane in the shot.
The Hamilton Woodworking Show and The Canadian Woodcarving Championships takes place on January 29, 30 and 31, 2010. Lots of tools, seminars, demonstrations and free admission to the Canadian Warplane Museum.
A lot of people ask me what kind of wood I use for carving and I answer Basswood most of the time but I have tried Pine and Butternut. Pine here in Ontario is not too good for carving but I have done some carving in Butternut which is becoming scarce. It carves nice and the grain is beautiful.
I am having some problems arranging the photos so bear with me. The carvings are Chicadees, a Free Form Goose and a Free Form Dove all in Butternut.. Any comments are very welcome.