Friday, May 20, 2016

Lots of Carving

I have been so busy lately with school wrapping up, carvings needing finished and a marketing business on the side. (These of course, all after responsibilities of being a husband, raising 3 boys, and church life ministry.) I am thankful to have such a full life given by God and depend on Him for wisdom in the balance. Here are a few of my carvings over the past months.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Vine Walking Stick with Flowers

Putting some finishing touches on a nice Staff with vine carvings and leaves around the shaft and flowers at the top. This walking stick is a special request. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Custom Work

Attached are some pictures of some custom work that I have done over the past few months.
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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Gila Monster Wood Carving Walking Cane

I recently had the assignment of a Gila Monster and Werewolf Carving on a cane. This was a new carving for me and I had a fun time researching the lizard to learn the features for the carving and painting. Following the research I proceeded to make a quick clay mock-up of the carving to give me an idea of the any difficulties I would come across.

The carving started with a custom order of a larger cane to give me plenty of wood to work with in order to keep the structural integrity of the cane while giving a full life size carving of the Gila Monster.

The can was ultimately made out of mulberry wood and carved nicely. The center of the wood has a darker brown than the outer layers and gave the effect of a shadow under the lizard. I have attached a few photos of the process. The part that took the longest in this particular carving was the hundreds of small circular scales. Upon completion I painted the Gila Monster with patterns that I found on the internet and I painted the werewolf head black with 3 different shades of gray highlights.

More carvings can be found at and where I have galleries of some of my custom carvings.

Sunday, April 13, 2014


Hand Carved Walking Stick Cane. This root cane is made from the actual tree and root of a sumac tree. I have carved the beard of this wood spirit such that it spirals all the way down the cane shaft. It can be found at my etsy shop: 
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Green Man Carving

Here is a new carving design that I carved up. I will probably start carving a few more of these to add variety in my carvings. This style of carving is called a "green man" carving. The wood for this walking stick is cedar. This particular carving can be found at my etsy shop here:

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Sunday, January 19, 2014


Creation Carvings has its own building for carvings to be produced in now! Getting excited about business growing I have thought a bit about craftsmanship in general. My thoughts can be found at my blog on the website: 

I have always appreciated rendezvous and traditional crafts created by hardworking men and women ever since my father started taking me to rendezvous and my mother encouraged me to learn crafts while in the boy scouts. There is not always big dollars to be made in crafts but the thought and time that goes into a craft often gives more to the crafter than the money anyway. I have often times had to stop while in the middle of a carving because of a spark of thought that needed to be nurtured while listening to the reading of Charles H. Spurgeon’s sermons. There are days when those sparks grow and burn the pride of my heart and stir me to change for Christ’s glory. Getting out and working on crafts whether it is pottery, writing, carving, woodworking, basket weaving or something else can be a blessing to the soul.

Not only are crafts a blessing for those creating them but the recipients of the crafts are also blessed. A person who receives a handcrafted item knows that it is unique and that emotion was put into the item. There is something about uniqueness that speaks volumes to man. This desire for uniqueness comes from the fact that each person is unique and created by a loving God; there are no machine produced people. Perhaps this is also why I enjoy creating things, because my God is a creating God. By His grace He has given each of us gifts to use to create our own works. What can you create this year? Perhaps it is not a craft, what about a friendship? Go create as our Father in heaven has created and may the Lord bless you richly.

David Egesdal