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Hello, I have been woodcarving for 30 plus years. I enoy carving Santas or anything Christmas, realistic cowboys, mountain men, and Native American Indians, along with stylized and realistic animals.
By far I have to say , realistic animals are my favorite subject to carve. The first animal I ever carved was a black bear. They along with the other bears, polar and grizzly are at the top of the list for carving subjects. But really all animals are favorite carving subjects.
My detailed animals are power carved, have glass eyes inserted and are painted with an airbrush. For bases I use either cherry or walnut with one natural edge and with the other edges hand chiseled. A clear finish is used on the base or a hand rubbed wax or oil finish is applied. I also use a base that has more of a natural setting to the carving. In other words in the same setting that the animal would be found in the wild…

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  • Born on November 7
  • Joined January 12, 2011

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Basswood, along with many other types of wood, Acrylic or oil paints, matte or semi gloss top coat, liquid or paste wax, boiled linseed oil and burnt umber antiquing medium are all used for finishing The type of finish depends on the wood, the style of carving and subject carved Glass eyes are used for the realistic animals

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About

Hello, I have been woodcarving for 30 plus years. I enoy carving Santas or anything Christmas, realistic cowboys, mountain men, and Native American Indians, along with stylized and realistic animals.
By far I have to say , realistic animals are my favorite subject to carve. The first animal I ever carved was a black bear. They along with the other bears, polar and grizzly are at the top of the list for carving subjects. But really all animals are favorite carving subjects.
My detailed animals are power carved, have glass eyes inserted and are painted with an airbrush. For bases I use either cherry or walnut with one natural edge and with the other edges hand chiseled. A clear finish is used on the base or a hand rubbed wax or oil finish is applied. I also use a base that has more of a natural setting to the carving. In other words in the same setting that the animal would be found in the wild.
Stylized carvings have a hand rubbed oil finish or different shades of paste or liquid wax are applied over the raw wood.
All of the other carvings are done using traditional carving tools, and if painted are done so by hand with either acrylic or oil paints.

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