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

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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