Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Two immediately sold carvings and some ornaments...

I took only quick photos of those two carvings and before I knew it they sold! One right away at the farmers market and one was requested as soon as I posted it on Instagram, funny that they were carved at the same time.

''Sun-Beam Castle'' is 18,5 inches in length and the photo doesn't show most of the base with curvy stairs:  

''By the Mossy Lake'' is only 7 inches tall and it is probably the smallest carving this year:

That is if I don't count my little cottonwood bark ornaments of course:

Odin and Hovamol

A custom woodcarving of Odin with a runic inscription from Hovamol, the carving is about 18 inches in height:

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Collaboration with my lady

Another cool collaboration with my girlfriend Alana, she did a large water colour painting for a lighthouse I carved few months ago. The painting depicts Little Harbour beach in Souris, PEI and it was done for Alana's cousin. A funny coincidence is that the carvings was named Margaret's Lighthouse (also Alana's idea when I asked how to name it) and we didn't know that Margaret was her cousin's second name until she received it. I guess it is a very special piece for her now :)

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Balls in a (chip carved) cage

I hadn't done any ''ball in a cage'' carving for a long time so I decided to do one. Then I ended with two balls in a cage and chip carved all the sides of it, I don't even know how long it took me from start to finish but it was quite some time:

To see the work in progress, click on

Monday, 17 July 2017

Photos from PEI wood carving show and competition 2017

The annual Wood Carving Show and Competition just happened last weekend so once again I am going to post photos of some of the pieces. The first photo showing the ''best of the show'' carvings in all categories, click on Read More to continue:

Monday, 10 July 2017

Finally a good sized MTG box

I ordered few basswood boxes designed to hold 400 sleeved MTG cards, they are pretty cool! The small boxes I do can hold only 100 cards and most people want more, but then I need to use way larger boxes and those get very expensive once they are fully done. I hope these 400-cards boxes are going to satisfy few people:

I did fairly simple yet elaborate design on this first box and I think I will carve another once only when requested for some custom work. As I posted earlier, I spend too much time on chip carving right now and I want to do some other work.

The traditional ''diamond'' pattern is still one of my favorites:

The dimension of the box is 9 x 6 x 4 inches and once it is filled with cards, it weights almost 2 kg.

Not enough houses!

I haven't carved too many cottonwood bark houses in last few months, doing too many chip carving projects and not enough time! Here is just one 20 inches tall carving named ''Wizard's Retreat'':