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I actually carved this little guy the week before I started carving classes. Made of Basswood and painted. My first mistake was to sand the project, now it does not look carved and the second was to over paint. January 2002. This is the second item I carved. Made of Basswood and colored with brown shoe polish which also acts as a preservative on the wood. January 2002.
Carved from Basswood, he is 7 inches tall. I sealed the project with spray shelac and then colored with acrylic paint. Cowboy figures appeal to most everyone. These western characters represent rugged individuals. The body and face lend themsleves to rather gross exageration. Charlie's bowed legs give the impression that he has spent most of his life in the saddle. February 2002. This little guy is only 2 1/2 inches tall, carved from basswood and sealed with a spray shelac. - February 2002. This was just a class project. The wood was sealed and then I applied a little antiquing solution. He is about 5 inches tall and carved from Basswood. - Feb. 2002.
#1. - Mouse #2 - Boot #3 - Cowpoke Charlie #4 - Brother Anthony #5 - Rabbit
#6 & #7 - This couple are 6 1/2 inches tall, carved from Basswood and painted with acrylic paint. Chief Toquer was the name of an Indian who was leader of a tribe in Southern Utah. Toquerville is a unique community near Zion National Park, and derives it's name from this colourful Indian Chief. Princess Toquerina is his wife. It is thought she changed her name to identify with the chief. - March 2002. This little puppy is 5 1/2 inches tall. Carved from basswood and sealed with spray shellac. Minimum painting on this one. March 2002. A little over 7 inches tall, he is carved from basswood and lightly painted. He is a little shy about his urge. April 2002. 11.htm The large spoon is 9 inches long and the small one is 4.25 inches. Bothe are carved from butternut wood. The big one is finished with varathane and the small one with floor wax. June 2002.
Chief Toquer and
Princess Toquerina
#9 - Poor Little Beggar #10 - I have to pee. #11 - Bottle Stopper #14 - Spoons
#17 & 18 - The single turtle was carved our of a 3 inch long piece of pine and the double turtles also on a 3 inclh long piece of wood but I used basswood for them. - June 2002. #19 - This little guy is carved from cottonwood and stands about 6 1/2 inches tall. June 2002 This is one of my better and most incricate jobs. The little cowboy is about 5 inches tall and sits on the tailgate of a truck. The cowboy is made of basswood and painted with acrylic paint. The truck is made from a variety of woods cut with a scroll saw, pieces glued and painted with acrylics. July, 2002. This little guy is 4.5 inches tall and carved from cottonwood. Color is with watered down acrylic paint. - July, 2002. 23.htm
#17 - Turtles #19 - Sailor #21 - Tailgater #22 - Father Christmas #23 - Christmas Ornaments
This is merely a different variation of the first santa but he is 2.66 times larger. That meant a lot more basswood and a lot more paint. He stands 11.5 inches tall. August 2002. Ski Santa is lost and looking up at the stars to find his direction. He is about 4 1/2 inches tall, carved from cottonwood, painted with acrylics and finished with clear floor polish. Aug 2002. This is a little different. Carved from carragana and finished with clear satin varathane. The color natural. August 2002. August 2002 - I carved this one from Cottonwood and finished it with acrilyc paints and then with clear floor polish. He is about 6 inches long and 4 inches high. I was asked to make some missing chess pieces. The originals are on either side and are made of marble. The ones I carved from basswood are on the inside. There was no large white piece to use as a sample so I used the red one but what was needed was a white one made exaclty the same except for the color.
#24 - Larger Santa #25 - Ski Santa #27 - Spoon and Fork #28 - St Bernard #29 - Chess pieces
#30A, 30B, 30C and 31 - The 3 small ones (4.5 inches) are cottonwood and the larger one (5.5 inches) is basswood. All are painted with acrylic paint and each has a different hand position. Sept 2002. Carved from cottonwood and stands about 8 inches tall. Will not be painted. I did this to try it out and actually he looks pretty good unpainted. Oct 2002. Carved from cottonwood and stands about 8 inches tall. Oct 2002. Nov 2003 - Carved from an identical item we bought in our Atlantic Canada tour.  About 4 1/2 inches tall, carved from Basswood. 37.htm
30 - Four Happy Santas #33 - The Hunter #34 - The Hunter #36 - Atlantic Fisherman #37 - Little Beggar
Nov 2002 - Carved from butternut wood, sanded and varnished. One of my easier and better looking carvings. Nov 2002 - Carved from butternut wood, sanded and varnished. One of my easier and better looking carvings. Carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. He stands about 6 inchjes tall. Gnomes originated in Scandinavia. They were seen as helpfull around the farm, but if mistreated, they could become quite mischievous. Nov, 2002 This little guy was carved from basswood and stands about 4 inches tall. Nov, 2002 Dec, 2002. Carved from butternut. Stands only 3 inches tall. He is a little shy.
#38 - Lady Thinker #39 - Lady Thinker #40 - Gnome #41 - Santa in motion #46 - Brother Anthony's Friend
Dec, 2002. Carved from basswood, he is only 3/4 inch thick and about 1 1/2 inches high. He is destined to hang in our Xmas tree. Became one of a set of 4 Feb 2003. This little bear can stand on his front feet with his nose on the ground and when given a little nudge, rolls forward until he lands on his feet. Carved from basswood, painted with acrylic, protected with floor wax, he stands about 4 1/2 inches tall. Feb 2003 - The boots are 100%, 87.5% and 75% in size. Carved from basswood, stained with an acrylic wash and protected with floor wax. The largest one is about 5 72.htm
#47 - Santa Ornament #50 - Old world Santa #53 - Rolling Bear #54, 55 & 51 Cowboy Boots #72 - Rolling Bear
May, 2003 - Carved on Cottonwood bark that is about 16 inches tall and4.5 and 3 inches wide May, 2003 - Carved on Cottonwood bark that is about 16 inches tall and4.5 and 3 inches wide. 76.htm 78.htm 80.htm
#74 - Tree Spirit  #75 - Tree Spirit  #76 - Tree Sirit  78  80 
This wood spirit was carved in June 2003 June 2003 - 10 inch Indian Wood Spirit carved from Cottonwood bark. June 2003 - 10 inch carving from cottonwood bark. Wood spirit.  15 inches tall, carved from Cottonwood bark.
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June 2003 - Wood spirit carved from cottonwood bark, stands 15 inches tall. July 2003 - My second attempt at an Indian Wood Spirit. July 2003 - Wood Spirit in cottonwood bark. July 2003 - Female Indian Wood Spirit is 15 inches tall 91.htm
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August 2003 - This carving is 19 inches tall August 2003 - 15 inches tall August 2003 - Another Indian Wood Spirit, but this one has a fur hat,  and he is 18 inches tall. August 2003 - I always wanted to try a wolf carved in bark.  This was my first and only attempt. August 2003. Carved from basswood and finished with acrylics.
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August 2003. This is the 4th one I carved but the first one that gets colored ears. Carved from basswood and finished with acrylics. Different pose of same puppy Sept 2003. This is carved from a piece of pine I had lying around. It is actually the first piece of Same as #98 but without a frame Sept 2003 - This is done from a piece of bark that came from BC. The color is much different than my other bark carvings but the final effect is nice. It is also the 100th carving that I have done.
#97-Little Beggar Dog #4  Little Beggar Dog #4  #98 - Sea Captain  #99 - Sea Captain  #100 - Tree Spirit 
These 4 carvings span about 5 months of time since I did the first one (#50 above). They are the same as the picture on a Xmas mat that Irene puts in the bathroom at Xmas time. I still want to make a small base to hold them. All are carved from cottonwood. Sept, 2003 - This little guy stands 5 inches tall. He is carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. October 2003 -  15 inch Wood Spirit carved from BC conttonwood bark. Oct 2003 This little guy is 4.5 inches long, carved from basswood and colored with acrylic paint. October, 2003 - This was just carved as a filler at one of my carving meetings. The little angel is about 2 inches tall, made from Basswood and painted with acrylics.(That's my thumb beside the angel).
#101 - 4 Santas #102 - Little Hombre #103 -Tree Spirit #104 - Little Pig #105 - Tiny Angel
Nov 2003 - About 14 inches long carved from Poplar Bark found in Lumsden, SK. Nov 2003 This little guy is 4.5 inches long, carved from basswood and colored with acrylic paint. November 2003 - Similar to some I did before but carved from pine left overs. About 1.5 inches tall. December 2003 - 14 inch wood spirit carved in bark brought in from Alberta. December 2003 - 14 inch wood spirit carved in bark brought in from Alberta.
#106-Indian with 3 feathers #107 - Another little pig #108 - Little Santa #109 - Tree Spirit #110 - Tree Spirit
December 2003 - 12 inch wood spirit carved in bark brought in from Alberta. December 2003 - 10 inch wood spirit carved in bark brought in from Alberta. December 2003 - 11 inch wood spirit carved in bark brought in from Alberta. January 2004 - Carved from basswood and finished with acrylics.  Stands about 4 1/2 inches tall. All carved in one piece. Jan 26, 2004 - Carved from Basswood, stands 6.5
#111 - Tree Spirit #112 - Tree Spirit #113 - Tree Spirit #114- Bear on rocks4 #115 - Irish Gentleman
Feb 2004 - Carved from basswood, stands 7.5 inches tall, painted with acrylics. A different shot of Grandpa March 2004 - This little Indian is carved from basswood and is mostly unpainted. He stands about 7 inches tall. The darker areas were burned in with my little pyrographic burner. March 2004 - Wood Spirit carved from Alberta bark.  Stands about 14 inches tall. March 2004 - Wood Spirit carved from Alberta bark.  Stands about 14 inches tall.
#116 - Grandpa 116a #117 - Indian selling pottery and blankets #118 - Tree Spirit #119 - Tree Spirit
June 2004 - This is a Maple Leaf with a face in it. 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide, carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paint followed by paste wax. June 2004 - The first leaf man now has two buddies. All made the same but a little different colors. June 2004 - I saw this picture in a magazine and thought it would be cute. Carved from basswood, measures about 4 in long x 2 in wide and finished with acrylic paint. July 2004 - This is honey bear #2 carved and finished the same way as #1. August 2004 - This is a Maple Leaf with a face in it. 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide, carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paint followed by paste wax.
#120 - Leaf Man #122 - Leaf men #123 - Honey Bear #124 - Honey Bear #125 - Leaf man
August 2004 - I liked making these little bears so this is #3. August  2004 - This is a Maple Leaf with a face in it. 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide, carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paint followed by paste wax. September 2004 - This is a Maple Leaf with a face in it. 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide, carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paint followed by paste wax. One difference is this one was painted with my air brush to see how it would turn out. September 2004 - This is a Maple Leaf with a face in it. 7 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide, carved out of basswood and finished with acrylic paint followed by paste wax. Also painted with the airbrush. September 2004 - Honey Bears.  #130 is the 4th one carved and #131 is the fifth.  All are about the same dimensions and painted with acrylics then covered with paste wax
#126 Honey Bear #2 #127 - Leaf Man #128 - Leaf Man #129 - Leaf Man #131 - Two Honey Bears
Sep 2004 - Jock MacFore . This little guy was carved at a 4 day carving session with Eldon Humphries, a master carver from Guelph Ontario. I learned a lot of new technicques on this one. He is about 8 inches tall, colored with acrylic paints and finished with double boiled linseed oil. Sep 2004 - I made one just like this in September 2003. Same size etc as #102. He stands 5 inches tall. He is carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. The only difference is this one is finished with double boiled linseed oil. Sep. 2004 - The Scandinavian carving method is more crude than ours and I had a hard time leaving a few square edges. Was too tempted to round them out. 6 inches tall, carved from basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with double boiled linseed oil. Different view of #134 Oct 2004 - Little hombre #2 in the center was lonely so his two buddies, #3 (left) and #4 (right) came over to stand around and chew the fat. Painted with acrylic and finished with boiled linseed oil.
#132 - Jock McFore #133 - Little Hombre #2 #134 - Scandinavian Troll #134a - Scandinavian Troll 135, 133 & 136 Little Hombres
Oct 2004 - About 7 inches tall, carved from Basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with boiled linseed oil, this little guy is a friend of Jock MacFore. October 2004 - These are two little ornaments for the Christmas Tree.  Carved from basswod scraps. Nov 2004 - This little guy is about 7.5 Nov 2004 - This guy is a little taller but the same as carving #3. I just did this one to see if my carving improved over the last 2 years. Check for yourself by looking at #3 again. October 2004 - Another little ornament to hang on the Christmas Tree.
#137 - Angus MacMulligan #138 - Two little Santas #140 - Thinking Santa #141 - Cowpoke Charlie #2 #142 - Christmas Tree Ornament
Dec 2004 - This is a three part carving. Santa, Momma and the base. Santa is holding a mistletoe over his head to tease momma. Jan 2005 - I carved this caricature because it is a little different. He stands 7 inches tall, carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. He will likely end up on a little base. Feb 2005 - After seeing a few of these at my carving meetings, I decided to try it. This thing is about 20 inches tall and 5 inches wide at the top. Windows are carved right through. Feb 2005 - This little guy stands about 6 inches tall and was carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paints. March 2005 - Pretty well the same as the first one but he is holding his cane in the other hand.
#143 - Momma Kissing Santa Klaus #144 - Daddy Long Legs #145 - Whimsical Tree House #146 Shaggy Sorcerer #147 - Irish Gentleman #2
March 2005 - Carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paints. It has been suggested I carve a head that Gunnar has decapitated. The jury is still out on whether or not to do this. April 2005 - This little guy is a friend of Angus McMulligan and Jock Mcfore. About the same size and the same wood. May 2005 - This Crappie was carved from butternut and finished only with Deft Satin laquer.  He stands a little over 7 inches and is about the same width. May 2005 - Another shot of the Crappie at a different angle. May 2005 - This is till the same Crappie but two shots combined.
#148 - Gunnar the Viking #149 - Duncan McDivot #150a - Crappie #150b - Crappie #150d - Crappie
These 4 turtles are from the same design but are all progressively smaller with the largest being about 5 inches in diameter and the smallest about 2 1/2 inches. Carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paint then floor paste wax to preserve. This is just a different shot of the same turtles as #151. Sept. 2005 - A little larger than the first one. Carved from Poplar Bark. Sep. 2005 - I have to stop making these but here are 3 more little hombres that join the group. Sep. 2005 - Oskar and Sara were the first in their Scandinavian community to immigrate to America. After a stormy crossing and a seemingly endless train ride, they arrived at their new home, a recently settled community in Minnesota. Here Sara is wearing the earth tone clothing she was wearing when she arrived. - Carved from Basswood and painted with acrylics, they stand about 7 inches tall.
#151 - Turtles 153 - Turtles #155 - Whimsical Tree House #2 #156, 157 & 160 - Three Little Hombres #158 - Oscar & Sara
Nov. 2005 - Telly under Santa's hat.  He measures about 3" x 3" x 2" carved with basswood and finished with acrylics. November, 2005 - This Santa is about 8 inches tall, carved from Basswood and finished with acrylics and boiled linseed oil. December, 2005 - This Santa is about 6 inches tall, carved from Basswood and finished with acrylics and boiled linseed oil. This was my first attempt at making a hollowed spiral carving. Dec 2005 - 3 more spiral Santas have joined the group, all about the same size but each one uniquely carved. Jan 2006 - Old World Santa stands 9 inches tall, carved from basswood, painted with acrylics but finished with Deft Satin Laquer.
161 - Telly under Santa's hat 162 - Rockin Santa 163 - Spiral Santa Ornament 164,5,6 - More Spiral Santas 167 - Old World Santa
Jan 2006 - Irish Leprechans are about 6 inches tall, painted with acrylics and finished with double boiled linseed oil. Feb - 2006 -  I received a good sized piece of Apple wood several years ago but when I tried to carve it then, it was not dry enough.  This carving is about 11 inches tall, 4 inches wide and much heavier than the Poplar Bark I usually use for this. Feb - 2006 The cowboy Santa is about 7 inches tall, carved from basswood, painted in acrylic and finished off with double boiled linseed oil. He stands on a chunk of Elm. Feb - 2006 The cowboy Santa is about 7 inches tall, carved from basswood, painted in acrylic and finished off with double boiled linseed oil. He stands on a chunk of Elm. Mar. 2006 - This is the second one of these carvings I have done.  Like the first one (#140) this little guy is about 7.5" tall, all carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. The difference is that I used popsicle sticks for the floor..
168 - Irish Leprechauns 170 - Wood Spirit in Apple wood 171 - Cowboy Santa 172 - Xmas Ornament 173 - Thinking Santa #2
Mar. 2006 - This is just a different shot of the same carving. Mar. 2006 - This little guy was inspired by a picture I saw in a carving magazine.  He is cut from a block of basswood that measures 2" x 2" x 6" and painted with acrylics. Mar. 2006 - This little guy was also inspired by a picture I saw in a carving magazine.  He is cut from a block of basswood that measures 2" x 2" x 6" and painted with acrylics. April 2006 - Because of their economic plight, Kristina and Johannes were not able to immigrate to North America.  Their situation improved slightly because so many left  their native Scandinavia.  Johannes bought a rake for his wife but could not afford to buy a fork so he made one out of wood.  Carved from basswood, they stand about 6 inches tall. May 2006 - This stylized  stretching cat is carved from willow, sanded and finished with 3 coats of laquer and one coat of paste wax.  He measures  about 5 inches long and 3 inches high.
173a - Thinking Santa #2 174 - Shelf Elf 175 - Shelf Elf #2 176 - Johannes & Kristina 178 - Stretching cat #1
May 2006 - This stylized  stretching cat is carved from basswood, sanded and finished with 3 coats of laquer and one coat of paste wax.  He measures  about 5 inches long and 3 inches high. May 2006 - This stylized  stretching cat is carved from willow, sanded and finished with 3 coats of varathane.  He measures  about 5 inches long and 3 inches high. Mar. 2006 - This little guy was also inspired by a picture I saw in a carving magazine.  He is cut from a block of basswood that measures 2" x 2" x 6" and painted with acrylics. June 2006 - Because of their economic plight, Kristina and Johannes were not able to immigrate to North America.  Their situation improved slightly because so many left  their native Scandinavia.  Johannes bought a rake for his wife but could not afford to buy a fork so he made one out of wood.  Carved from basswood, they stand about 6 inches tall. This is the second set I've carved. June 2006 - This is the first piece of a 15 piece nativity set I want to make.  It is carved from Basswood, finished with acrylics and measures about1 1/2 inches high and 3 inches long.
179 - Stretching cat #2 180 - Stretching cat #3 181 - Mini stretching cat 183 - Johannes & Kristina #2 184 - Nativity - Baby Jesus
June 2006 - This is the second piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  Joseph is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 8 inches tall. June 2006 - This is the third piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  Mary is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 5 1/2 inches tall. June 2006 - Celtic Love Spoon was carved from Butternut wood and finished with polyurethane gloss.  It is 9 inches long. July 2006 - This is the fourth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene. The flying angel is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 7 inches tall but it will be position on a 12 inch dowel so it appears to be flying above the stable. The large ribbon the angel is holding is made from a thin piece of copper and text painted with acrylics. August 2006 - This is the fifth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The kneeling angel is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 5 1/2 inches tall.
185 - Nativity - Joseph 186 - Nativity - Mary 187 - Celtic Love Spoon 188 Nativity - Flying Angel 189 - Nativity - Kneeling Angel
August 2006 - This is the sixth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  Caspar, the first King is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 8 inches tall. He carries Frankincense. September 2006 - This is the seventh piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  Melchior, the second King is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 8 1/2 inches tall. He carries Myrrh. September 2006 - This is the eighth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  Balthazar is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 7 1/2 inches tall.  He carries gold. September 2006 - This is the nineth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The camel is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and stands about 5 inches tall and 7 inches long. October  2006 - This is the tenth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The shepherd is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and is about 5 inches tall.
190 - Caspar with Frankincense 191 - Melchior with Myrrh 192 - Balthazar with Gold 193 - Camel 194 - Kneeling Shepherdl
October  2006 - This is the eleventh piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The shepherd is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and is about 7.5 inches tall. Nov 1, 2006 -  Carved from basswood and painted with acrylics.  This is just a little variation from previous leaf men.  I saw samples at Minot Hostfest at the beginning of October this year. November  2006 - This is the twelfth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The lamb  is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and is about 2 inches tall and 4 inches long. November  2006 - This is the thirteenth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The donkey  is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and is about3 inches tall and 5 inches long. November  2006 - This is the fourteenth piece of the 15 piece nativity scene.  The ox  is carved from basswood, finished with acrylics and is about3 inches tall and 5 inches long. The horns are carved from White Tail Deer antler.
195 - Shepherd and lamb 196 - Leaf man #8 197 - Lamb 198 - Donkey 199 - Ox
Dec 2006 - The finished Nativity Set.  The 15th piece is the stable. It is made out of some scrap wood I had lying around and I used a small chisel to carve out a whole bunch of gouges to make the wood look old. Dec 2006 - This little angel stands about 6 inches tall and carved from basswood.   I chose not to paint this one to see how it would turn out. Jan 07 - This little bear can stand on his front feet with his nose on the ground and when given a little nudge, rolls forward until he lands on his feet. Carved from basswood, painted with acrylic, protected with floor wax, he stands about 4 1/2 inches tall. Feb 2007 - This is carved from poplar bark and is 22 inches long and 6 inches at the widest point.  Preserved with one coat of Varathane Diamond Satin. Feb 2007 - Little Louie is carved from Basswood and stands about 4 inches tall.
199a - Finished Nativity Scene 200 - Wooden Angel 201 - Roll Out the Bear-all #5 202 - Whimsical House #3 203 - Little Louie
March 2007 - This wood spirit is carved from poplar bark and is 9 inches March 2007 - 12 inch Wood Spirit carved from Poplar Bark and actually finished with clear shoe polish. tm_206.jpg (29205 bytes) April 2007 - This is the second Little Louie and he is carved from Basswood and stands about 4 inches tall.  I enjoyed making the first one so much I had to do a second one. May 2007 - I saw this in one of my carving magazines and like it so I made two.  They are about 5 inches high and 4 inches wide and carved from basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with floor wax.
204 - Wood Spirit 205 - Wood Spirit 206 - Native American Mesa 207 - Little Luoie #2 208 - Green men
June 2007 - This is carved from a picture of my daughter's little Bichon dog.  The carving stands about 5 inches high and 8 inches long. It is carved from basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with floor wax. June 2007 - The top picture is of the actuall dog and the bottom picture is the carving. June 2007 - The top picture is of the actuall dog and the bottom picture is the carving. May 2007 - This is a small stylized bear made from a piece of walnut I didn't know what else to do with. He measures about 3 inches long and 2 inches tall. May 2007 - This Wood Spirit is carved from Poplar Bark and he is about 12 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. Finished with laquer he looks pretty good.
210 - Little Bichon 210S - Little Bichon 210T - Little Bichon 211 - Small Walnut Bear 212 - Wood Spirit
Oct 2007 - This Wood Spirit is carved from Poplar Bark and he is about 13 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide. I got the Viking idea out of a magazine. Jan 2008 - This is the third one of these carvings I have done.  Like the first one (#140) and the second one (#171) this little guy is about 7.5" tall, all carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. The difference is that I used one piece of maple laminate for the floor and this time the coat rack is white with red. Feb 2009 - While on vacation in Cuba, I found a piece of drift wood and while we sat on the beach, I carved this little guy. He is about 12 inches tall. Aug 2009 - This whimsical tree house is carved all around so there is something to see no matter which way it is turned.  This carving was inspired by the work of one of my fellow Wednesday morning carvers.  It stands 9 inches tall, is hollow and has a balcony on the top. Dec 2009 - This happy little Santa ornament is carved from Basswood and painted with acrylic paint.  He measures 7" tall.
213 - Bark Viking 214 - Thinking Santa #3 215 Wood Spirit made in Cuba 216 - Whimsical House in the Round 217 - Santa Ornament
Dec 2009 - This little Santa ornament measures about 6.5" tall and was carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paint. Jan 2010 - This sleepy looking little Santa ornament was carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paint.  He measures 6.5" tall. March 2010- This is a small stylized goat made from a piece of African Rosewood. He measures about 3 inches long and 2 inches tall and is part of a series of small stylized animals I've carved. April 2010 - This is carved from poplar bark and measures about 9.5" tall. April 2010- This is a small stylized pecary that I carved out of a small piece of exotic hardwood I had kicking around. He measures about 3 inches long and 2 inches tall and is part of a series of small stylized animals I've carved.
218 - Santa Ornament 219 - Santa Ornament 220 - Gary the Goat 221 - Wood Spirit 222 - Larry the Pecary
April 2010 - This is carved from poplar bark and measures about 21" tall. April 2010- This is a small stylized pig that I carved out of a small piece of oak hardwood I had kicking around. He measures about 3 inches long and 2 inches tall and is part of a series of small stylized animals I've carved. Sep 2010 -  This is a 7 inch hand carved bowl.  The wood is willow and because it had very little color, I added a splash of acrylic paints.  The inspiration for this one came from Wood Carving Illustrated.   Because I am not completely happy with the result, it is very unlikely I will carve another one but will stick to my caricatures which I enjoy making. November 2010 - This little elf stands 7 inches tall and is carved from basswood with acrylic paint finish. July 2011 - This shelf bracket is 7" high and 4.5" long.  It was carved to hold up a shelf for displaying some of my carvings in my garage.  Carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paints.
223 - Wood Spirit 224 - Perky the Pig 225 - Hand carved bowl 226 - Elf 227 - Shelf Bracket
July 2011 - This shelf bracket is 7" high and 4.5" long.  It was carved to hold up a shelf for displaying some of my carvings in my garage.  Carved from basswood and finished with acrylic paints. Sept 2011 - This is a small stylized weasel that I carved out of a small piece of hardwood I had kicking around. He measures about 5 inches long and 1 inch tall and is part of a series of small stylized animals I've carved. Feb 2008 - This is the first of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. March 2008 - This is the second of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 6 inches tall. April 2008 - This is the third of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. She is about 6 inches tall.
228 - Shelf Bracket 229 - Willy Weasel 230 - Nativity 2 - Baby Jesus 231 - Nativity 2 - Joseph 232 - Nativity 2 - Mary
June 2008 - This is the fourth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 3 inches tall and 4.5 inches long. August 2008 - This is the fifth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 5.5 inches tall and 7 inches long. November 2008 - This is the sixth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 3 inches tall and 6.5 inches long. February 2009 - This is the seventh of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 5 inches tall and 5.5 inches long. April 2009 - This is the eighth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 3 inches tall and 7.5 inches long.
233- Nativity 2 - Big Sheep 234 - Nativity 2 - Camel 235 - Nativity 2 - Camel 236 - Nativity 2 - Donkey 237 - Nativity 2 - Oxen
June 2009 - This is the nineth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 3 inches tall and 5 inches long. Nov 2009 - This is the tenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 8 inches tall. February 2010 - This is the eleventh of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 2.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches long. March 2010 - This is the twelveth of a 18piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 8 inches tall. June 2010 - This is the thirteenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 8 inches tall.
238 - Nativity 2 - Donkey 239 - Nativity 2 - Shepherd 240 - Nativity 2 - Lamb 241 - Nativity 2 - Shepherd 242 - Nativity 2 - King Baltazar
August 2010 - This is the fourteenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 6 inches tall. February 2011 - This is the fifteenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 6 inches tall. October 2011 - This is the sixteenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from one piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. He is about 6 inches tall. October 2011 - This is the seventeenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from several pieces of wood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. It is about 13 inches tall and 17 inches wide. October 2011 - This is the eighteenth of a 18 piece Nativity Scene. It is carved from a piece of basswood, painted with acrylics and finished with ordinary paste floor wax. It is about 2.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide.
243 - Nativity 2 - Shepherd 244 - Nativity 2 - King Melchior 245 - Nativity 2 - King Caspar 246 - Nativity 2 - Manger 247- Nativity 2 - Star
October 2011 -  This is the whole Nativity Scene that includes pieces 230 to 247 listed and described before. November 2011 -  I started carving this little guy a couple years ago and for some reason I put it down and never got back to it. I carved it out of a large piece of willow given to me by a friend and my pattern was a picture of my daughter's little French Poodle, Chico who has since passed away so this will be sort of a memorial to Chico who was about 5 years old.  The wood was almost the same color as Chico so I didn't have to do much painting but did apply a light wash of acrylic paint and then sealed it with clear carnoba floor wax.  He stands about 7.5 inches tall and is about 7.5 inches long. November 2011 - This is just a picture of the finished carving with an inset of the picture I used for a pattern. November 2011 - I've been wanting to make a nutcracker for a few years now but never got around to it. The only thing carved on this little guy is his nose and the dowels at the top of his legs but I prefer to show him with my carvings. I turned him on my lathe out of poplar wood given to me by a friend in Gravelbourg and he stands 13.5 inches tall. He is painted with acrylics and sealed with some water based satin varnish. December 2011 - I've been wanting to make a nutcracker for a few years now but never got around to it. This is now the second one I turned and while the picture doesn't show it, this one is 20 inches tall and made from pieces of wood I had lying around in the garage. He is painted with acrylics and sealed with some water based satin varnish. While he is bigger than the first one, I chose exactly the same colour scheme as the first one.
248- Nativity Scene 249 - In Memory of Chico 249a - In Memory opf Chico 250 - Nutcracker 251 - Nutcracker
December 2011 -  After I made the first 20 inch nutcracker we decided it would be nice to have two identical ones so they could be put at the entrance of our house. one on each side.  I've already got two pictures that look identical so this time I put all three nutcrackers in this picture. January 2012 - This Xmas Elf is about 6 inches tall, carved from basswood and painted with acrylic paints, then sealed with floor paste wax. February 2012 -  This is the 6th little honey bear that I carve.  He is carved from a scrap piece of basswood, painted with acrylic paint and finished with floor wax. The log is about 5 inches long and the whole project is only about 3 inches high. March 2012 -  This stylized grizzly is made from a scrap piece of hardwood I had kicking around.  Not sure what kind of wood but it is very hard and looks very good.  He is about 3 inches long and 2 inches high. March 2012 -  This little boot was an evening project at our Regina Whittlers Carving Club.  It is carved out of basswood, measures about 4 inches long by 3 inches tall and is finished with brown shoe polish.
252 - Nutcracker 253 - Christmas Elf 254 - Honey Bear 255 - Stylized Grizzly Bear 256 - Small Work Boot
April 2012 - These three nutrackers are 20 inches tall, made from logs I had stored in the garage for a few years, painted with acrylic paint and finished with DEFT satin laquer.
257 - 3 Nutcrackers 259 - Progressions 260 - 3 small Work Boots 262 -  26" Nutcracker 263 - 10" Nutcracker
264 - 10" Nutcracker 265 - Xmas Elf #2 266 - Tailgater #2 268 - Nutcrackers 4 sizes 269 - 5 Nutcrackers 10" Tall
July, 2012 -  This a a hand carved bowl made from caragana wood. It measures 9.5inches long by 3.5 inches wide.
270 - Caragana bowl 271 - Christmas Tree puzzle 272 - The Workshop 273 - Christmas Ornament 274 - Stylized Buffalo
January 2013 -  This small leafman was a project at  the Regina Whittlers and Carvers club.  Similar to the large models I previously carved this one is only 4 inches tall and 3.5 inches wife, carved from Basswood and painted with acrylics. The finish is clear floor paste was.  February 2013 - This is a 5 minute owl that took several hours to complete.  This was another Regina Whittlers and Woodcarvers club project.  Carved from a piece of basswood and finished with brown shoe polish, this little guy stands only 3 inches tall by 1 inch wide.
275 - Small Leafman 276 - 5 Minute Owl 277 & 278 - Amish Farmers 279 - Little Hombre #8 280 - Turtle on a log
281 - Cowboy Rooster 282 - Dala Horse 283 - Tractor 284 285 - 2 Nutcrackers
285 & 286 Mr & Mrs Santa Claus 287 Miss Santa 288 Brother Anthony 289 - Maple Leaf 290 - Jaiden
291 - Roscoe 292 - Penguins  294 - Wolves 296 - Hobo 297 - Spiral Santas
299 - Shelf Sitter 301 - Honey Bear 301 - German Shepherd 302 - Honey Bear 303 - Poodle
304 - Apple 305 - Buffalo 306 - Honey Bear 307 - Rock McCurler 308 - Pirate
309 & 310 - Witch 311 - Abstract Art #1 312 - Abstract Art #2 313 - Versatile Vic 314 - Roman Boot
315 - Hunter #3 316 - Brogue Shoe 317 - Cedar Shoe 318 - Rabbitt 319 -Cedar Boot
320 - Versatile Vic #2 321 - Ladies Boot 322 - Ladies Shoe 323 -Roll Out the Bear-All 324-Sven
12-Goose and Gander and family 325 - Jack oPhantom 326 - Jack oPhantom 327 - Roll Out the Bear-All 328a - Gander
328b - Mother Goose 328c - Goose Family member 328d - Goose Family Member 328e - Goose Family Member 328 - The Whole Goose Family
329 - Little Louie 330 - Model T from Xmas Past 331 - Goose & Gander Family 332 - Small 3D Illusion plate 333 - 3 Turtles on a Log
More to come soon !     More to come soon !       
334 335 - Swedish Dala Horse