Having made an olive server, using my new gouge, I thought it would be good to use some of the remaining wood to make a spreader and olive fork. After cutting a length off, the first thing I did was split the wood down the middle. Here, you can clearly see the rotted out core … Continue reading Wood carving: completing the set
Lo and behold, I had an open day today! Which means I finally had the chance to do a bit of wood carving and test out the wood gouge I got a month ago. I had a particular piece of maple from clearing behind the pump shack that I wanted to use. After looking at … Continue reading Wood carving: testing the new gouge
Today I found myself heading into town for a trip that included a stop at the hardware store. I took advantage of being there to look for some Dremel tips. The didn't have the individual tip I was looking for. I ended up getting this, instead. I think I've got enough tips for quite a … Continue reading The wonkiest
Today was another hot one, which made it a good day to finally go into the basement and see what I could do with the various pieces of wood I've brought down there. Since getting my wood carving kit, I haven't had much chance to make things with it. I used the spoon blank it … Continue reading Maple spoon; an unexpected experiment
I am actually not sure I would even call making this hair pin "carving"! I used the natural shape of the piece of wood, and just sort of whittled away a bit. The wood was already very close to the size needed. I didn't take a "before" picture, but you can see what the branch … Continue reading Wood carving: lilac wood hair pin
I am happy to say that I have finally finished my first attempt at carving! Yay! My trip into town was successful, in that I found a teeny tiny tip for my Dremel. Saffron made sure to check it out, too! I discovered something when I went to put it on my Dremel, though. It … Continue reading Carving progress: it’s finished!
Today, I got some really good progress on my practice carving, using the spoon blank that came with my carving kit. Also, the basement is nice and cool. 🙂 I was down to cutting the last few divots out of the morel mushroom on the end of the spoon, so that didn't take long. I … Continue reading Spoon carving progress
I just couldn't let a day go buy without kitten pictures, could I? Well, yes, I could, but I don't want to. 🙂 Our scorcher of a day was finally cooled down by a lovely rainfall - storms will once again go right past us, it looks like - so no chance to make use … Continue reading Yes, I got kitten pictures for you!
So, today wasn't a very productive day. I managed to get some watering and weeding, but just didn't have the spoons left to do more outside. In an attempt to get at least something done today, I decided to continue practice carving on the spoon blank that came with my carving kit. After my husband … Continue reading Carving with kittens: a story in photos
Today, I finally made it down to the basement to do some practice carving, using the spoon blank that came with the carving kit. While talking to one of my daughters about my mother's request to carve her a mushroom, she had a brilliant suggestion. Make a spoon with a mushroom at the end of … Continue reading Well, that didn’t quite work out