Featured Carving

Gunny by Don Fromherz

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Description

Carved in a class mentored by Rich Wetherbee. The 2-½ day class was conducted at Everett Koontz woodcarving studio. The project was completed from a rough out and used pictures and a finished go-by for reference as well as instructor guidance.

Material

Basswood, Acrylic paints, Deft Satin Spray lacquer.

Finish

Acrylic paint on bare wood followed by 3 light coats Deft spray lacquer.

Time and Effort

2 ½ days of enjoyable carving and camaraderie with great fellow chippers.

Tools Used

Hand carving tools: Knife, Gouge, V Tool.

Gnome Sweet Gnome by Bob Curtis

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Description

This is a carving made from a Dave Disselbrett blank during his Wednesday class.

It took me two classes and some time at home to complete. The wood is Basswood and the paint is acrylic paint from the craft store.

I put a clear water based satin sealer on the carving.

I think the plaid shirt adds character to an otherwise plain rigid carving.

To paint the shirt I started by applying a light coat then added blocks of darker shades. I finished by painting very dark lines to accent the colored blocks.

Of course the hat is red otherwise it would not be a real gnome.

Material

Basswood

Finish

Acrylic craft paint, brush applied. Testor's clear satin sealer.

Time and Effort

This is a relitively simple project. It took approximately 4 hours to carve and another hour to paint.

Tools Used

Handtools including a bench knife, detail knife, v-tool, and small u. I also used Abranet to do a little sanding. A small brush was used to paint the carving.