Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all Canadians.
I carved the keychain and pin for Canada Day.
The idea came from Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine, Summer 2011 Issue 55.

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Niagara Woodcarvers Show Photos

Had a good time at the show which was well attended. See link below for the photos I took..
                                 Click here for The Show Photos

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Niagara Woodcarvers 32nd Annual Show and Competition

The 32nd annual Niagara Woodcarvers Association Show and Competition is fast approaching. (March 26th & 27th) The link has times, directions and Competition Page. Hope to see you there. I will be displaying my carvings both days. If you are in the area be sure to drop by and say hello.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My First Old World Santa

My first Old World Santa in the style of Mike Shipley. It is 2" x 2 1/4" x 7" Basswood painted with acrylics and antiqued.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Santa Holding Stocking

This is the second carving of Santa holding a stocking that I have done. It is 1 3/4" x 3" x 9" Basswood painted with acrylics and antiqued.
It is also from one of Ron Ransoms books. If you want to see a little info on Ron Ransom go to my post of December 22, 2009.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Santa Holding Quilt

This Santa from Basswood 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"  painted with acrylics. He is from a Ron Ransom book.
I am slowly finishing all the Santas that I have started on my bench.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Canadian Woodcarving Championship

The Canadian Woodcarving Championship is taking place at the 2011 Hamilton Woodshow on January 28, 29, & 30, 2011 at The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mont Hope Ontario. For more info click on link.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy New Year

A belated Happy New Year to everyone. The following carving is from Woodcarving Illustrated Hand Carved Holiday Gifts Volume 2. It is called Candy Cane Santa Ornament and is By Dave Francis. It is located on Page 32 and has excellent instructions and photos. If you are a Santa and Snowman carver try to pick this one up you will not regret it. 
2" x 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" Basswood, Acrylic Paint, Antiquing and Water Based Satin Varnish.        Comments are welcome.