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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Carving and Quilting

The name of my blog is QUILTING AND CARVING. I like to do both. Today (Tuesday) was whittling and carving at the Senior Center. We have a group that meets once a week on Tuesdays mornings, whittles and carves and then stays for lunch. Our group is a mixed bag of males and females, very experienced carvers to new carvers. This first photo is the result of wood carvers carving 5 x 5 inch squares and assembling them into a "quilt".
Here's a work in progress. This is a style of carving called relief. You can click on the photo for a closer look at what it will be.

Here's a little snowman, that is being carved "in-the-round". Kinda 3-dimensional.

This is a spoon that is in the process of being carved.

When this carving is finished it will be a Santa Christmas Tree ornament.


Holee said...

What makes the center quilt block look darker? Is it stained? Can you carve the snowman and clean him up without a tiny knife?

You Are a usy fellow Tom!

Tom H said...

Some of the wood quilt blocks are stained, but the center one is stained with dark walnut stain.

The carving knife being used on the snowman has about a one and a half inch blade

Holee said...

Thanks Tom. In my first post that word is busy, not usy...I never remember to check it twice before I hit post!

I think you said at one time that you wax the santa's. What kind of wax do you use? you wax over the paint or only the unpainted parts? I have so many questions!

Tom H said...

When I wax, I use Johnsons floor paste wax. Use it right over the paint, let dry and buff with a rag. Soon I'll post a finishing sequence on my blog..