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 :)
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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 Read More...
Monday, 17 July 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
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.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Another large box for 900 Magic the Gathering cards carved as a custom order.
This is the last one for a while, I don't even have more of the blank boxes at the moment.
After I shipped the carving away I realized I didn't take a proper photo of the top, so here is the work in progress that shows the center rosette without the name added yet:
One small box for only 100 MTG cards that I carved along the large one. I was experimenting with more detailed rosette, where all the chips are connected and I am very happy with the result: