Woodcarving Workshop

walnut tree

walnut tree

November 26, 2016    Cutting a log into thick planks for bowls.
Roughing out a bowl in Walnut.

Octobber 5, 2016    Walnut and maple bowls drying in the sun after a coat of finish. These pieces are sculpted from the wood that surrounds them.

October 5, 2016    Shop sign and owl, looking north out of the parking area.

September 20, 2016    Crock, bowls, and spoons in progress, carved from maple and walnut trees cut down near the workshop.

July 10, 2016    View from my shop window. I spotted this Great Blue Heron on Walnut Creek as I walked from the house to my shop. I positioned myself at the workbench, camera in hand, hoping it would walk by.

April 29, 2016.    First pieces
roughed out from the walnut tree.

walnut tree

walnut tree

April 28, 2016.    This tree will supply
enough Walnut to last for at least two years.

April 27, 2016.    Cut down the walnut tree,
behind my shop.

Roughing out a cherry hawk

Roughing out a cherry hawk

August 22, 2015.    Roughing out a hawk from black cherry.
I cut this tree down in Asheville in February.

August 17, 2015.    Assorted pieces in walnut and cherry,
sanded and awaiting another coat of finish.

July 30, 2015.    View out my shop window.
Great Blue Heron on Walnut Creek.

May 31, 2015.    View to the left, out my shop window.
The large tree to the left, on the bank of Walnut Creek, is a Walnut tree.

May 31, 2015.    I've been specializing in Buddhas lately.
The three pictured are in birch, basswood, and walnut.

finishing a pair of owls 					carved from red oak

finishing a pair of owls 					carved from red oak

Finishing and detailing a pair of owls carved from red oak.
This tree fell across Walnut creek two years ago, and in May of 2012, I roughed out this piece for drying.

Hollowed out sections of logs for crocks. These are roughed out four to six months in advance, dated, and left to dry.
On the top shelf are small carvings that are going a similar route, except for a longer drying period.

Dogwood bowls

Dogwood bowls in the finishing 		department

Eight dogwood bowls, ready for finishing, and the same bowls in the finishing department.
Dogwood is dense and tough to sand, but it's a pretty wood and makes for excellant treenware.

Roughed out bowls, dated and drying.
At the bottom right are pieces of wood that will be joined to make bottoms for crocks.

Deconstructing a walnut log

Deconstructing a walnut log

Cutting a walnut log into three inch planks, which will be used for either bowls or utensis.
A slab is cut from two sides and then the log is cut down the middle.

Six bowl blanks cut from a walnut log. All chain saw work up to this point.

Carving a monk-like figure out of a walnut log half.

View fom my 		workbench.

View from my shop window.

Road sign project

Handcarved road signs for Walnut Creek Community.

Sign at the entry to the Walnut Creek Valley off US 25/70.


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