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 Read More...

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'':


Sunday, 11 June 2017

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Custom carving - Magic the Gathering card box

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: 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

In Baba Yaga's Forest

Another carving of Baba Yaga's house, this is the first time it is standing on two chicken feet instead of just one. The carving is 12 inches tall and it is named ''In Baba Yaga's Forest''


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