emerging wood spirits.

A place for whittlers and wood carvers. Everything from Beginner to expert topics welcome. Stop by and show off your work or check out the wonderful creations made by fellow members.
Post Reply
mrwatch
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Location: michigan

emerging wood spirits.

Post by mrwatch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:55 am

A man brought a bunch of Cyprus tree wood to the wood carvers round up for a mini class. Buy one and look for and learn to carve a face in up to the tiniest protrusion. I started it their and went the next day and set up a card table at a tractor and old engine show and folks stopped and asked about it.
Attachments
DSCN4651.jpg
DSCN4659.jpg
DSCN4652.jpg
DSCN4653.jpg
DSCN4654.jpg
DSCN4655.jpg

mrwatch
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Location: michigan

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by mrwatch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 am

around summer of 2005
Attachments
tiny nose
tiny nose
DSCN4657.jpg
DSCN4658.jpg

kootenay joe
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 9616
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:36 pm

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by kootenay joe » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 pm

Mr Watch you have skill as a carver of wood and the vision of an artist. You can see where a face could be and then create it with expression.
I have zero of these abilities.
Do the faces seem apparent to you right away ? or does it take time, many hours, of looking at the stick to see an area that could be a face ?
Do you know what the face will look like before you start ? Or, does the wood 'dictate' the face as you carve ?
And, is Cypress easy or hard to carve ?
I have 2 Yew sticks that might be related to Cypress. Yew is very rare here in the interior of B.C. I have a small stand of Yew trees in a moist gully, deep in the woods.
kj

mrwatch
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:58 pm
Location: michigan

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by mrwatch » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:24 pm

kootenay joe wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Mr Watch you have skill as a carver of wood and the vision of an artist. You can see where a face could be and then create it with expression.
I have zero of these abilities.
Do the faces seem apparent to you right away ? or does it take time, many hours, of looking at the stick to see an area that could be a face ?
Do you know what the face will look like before you start ? Or, does the wood 'dictate' the face as you carve ?
And, is Cypress easy or hard to carve ?
I have 2 Yew sticks that might be related to Cypress. Yew is very rare here in the interior of B.C. I have a small stand of Yew trees in a moist gully, deep in the woods.
kj

Thank you for the compliment. I did not know that i have talent but, sitting two years in watchmakers school learning to make things like a balance staff freehand on a jewelers lathe helped. Plus counting the number of coils in a hairspring and finding and fixing errors he put in hair spring coils. Plus a good friend had a painting studio. After I joined the seniors center I got active with a few wood carvers and joined area clubs. and they had a lady teaching water color painting. Then lot's of other carving classes and painting lessons in oil and Acrylics. It was a great help to have a man at the center who encouraged me.
Cyprus is fairly soft, and he gave instruction and had examples to look at. It is mostly your artistic license. As for Yew wood, I believe it is more common in Europe? and used for vernier, we looked at buying a curio cabinet with it. Related to our evergreen bushes I think? Northern Bass wood is the preferred wood for carving. Bob

User avatar
TPK
Posts: 1106
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Location: Bayern, Germany

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by TPK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:23 pm

Very impressive work! You have a real talent! ::tu:: :D
YF,
TOM :D

"Is the meat & cheese as thick as the bread, it doesn't matter how thick the bread is." ::tu:: :D

doglegg
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 7414
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:35 am
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by doglegg » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:07 pm

Mr. Watch, the things you do never surprise me anymore but always impress me. You are indeed a carver and not a whittler. I love your work. ::nod:: ::tu::

KleenCut61
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 648
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:17 am
Location: Ulster Co, N.Y.
Contact:

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by KleenCut61 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:46 am

Cool ::tu::

User avatar
btrwtr
Gold Tier
Gold Tier
Posts: 3675
Joined: Thu May 24, 2012 11:53 am

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by btrwtr » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:15 pm

Well done!
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

Wayne

Please visit My AAPK store https://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/catalog/btrwtr

Doug51
Posts: 360
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: emerging wood spirits.

Post by Doug51 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:48 pm

::tu:: ::tu::

Post Reply

Return to “Whittling And Wood Carving”