Saturday, August 22, 2009

Carving some Gnomes!

I started carving some 3 1/2 inch Gnomes the other day. The painted Gnome is already gone. Gifted to one who collects the little ones. I carve these from a 3/4 inch square piece of basswood.

Here's the back side of another Gnome that I am doing.

The front of the same Gnome. I use my pocket knife, and can carve one in about one hour. Course, then I have to paint it. So this is a little project, that while very much fun, is not one that you'd want to try to carve a bunch of to give away at a carving demonstration.
In the days to come I'll be carving some more of these Gnomes, and will try to remember to get photos at each significant step of the carving.

1 comment:

Marcia said...

I'll be watching for this one.