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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Whittlin and Waitin


While sitting in the waitin area at the local car dealership waitin for an oil change, tire rotation, and anything else that needed attention; I just whittled. Got a cup of coffee, sat down under a good light and pulled out the pocket knife and some pieces of basswood. This is a great place and time to whittle. Since I carve small stuff, there isn't any big mess to worry about. When I am finished with my cup of coffee all the wood chips go into it, and it goes into the waste can. This is the result of one and one half hour of whittlin.

The cars is gettin ready for a little drive from Ohio to California and back. I suppose I'll leave a little trail of wood chips all the way out there and back.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

I just love your Santa's I pop in every few days just to see what's new...

Lisa

Not Lucy said...

They are all just too cute! Hope you have a good, safe drive!

Holee said...

Is that Scrooge with the top hat on? In the close up I see the wood is a little fuzzy. How do you get them smooth? Does the wax take care of that?

Tom H said...

"fuzzies appear when you do not make precise cuts with the knife. Best way to handle them is to not have them. LOL But when they do show up, scrub the carving with a denture brush, soap and water. After the carving dries, scrub it again with a "scotch brite" pad.

quilterpolly said...

I love the the santas. You make it sound so easy...I also saw your pumpkin that was amazing:) Hey when in California if you are going to be in Southern California would love to meet and say hi and maybe see your work in real life:)

Tom H said...
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everythingquilts said...

Tom, these carving are so fascinating. I just love them.