St. Agnes Parish Crucifix Post #3

Posted on 04/25/14 2 Comments

I made a bracket out of 2 X 4 to attach the basswood to my carving bench. I got four bags of sand form Canadian Tire and two of my 35 pound dumbbells to weigh down the bench so it will not start moving around or even worse tipping over. Now that I made those cuts with […]

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St Agnes Parish Crucifix Post #2

Posted on 04/24/14 No Comments

        I usually draw my profiles on the wood and head over to the band saw and start cutting. However this will not work with this carving due to the size. So after I drew the profile on the wood I used the hand saw and made many cuts to the profile […]

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St. Agnes Parich Crucifix Post #1

Posted on 04/22/14 No Comments

St Agnes Parish Crucifix I have been given this great opportunity to carve a crucifix for St. Agnes Parish in Chatham. This is the largest carving I have ever attempted. Jesus is 50 inches tall. I was lucky to find two pieces of Basswood big enough to lesson the amount of glue lines. I still had to add […]

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Jesus sculpture

Posted on 03/19/13 No Comments

  I have a commission to carve a Jesus bust in relief. I made it in clay first so the client can see what it is going to look like. As soon as I get an OK I will start carving.

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pt lady

Lady with braids

Posted on 02/23/13 No Comments

Finally finished this carving. It is 3/4 life size and made of basswood and is for sale.

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New carving in progress

Posted on 03/01/11 No Comments

After a long absents I am finally getting my act together and carving again. I have been working on this carving on and off for a few months and I am eager to finish it. I am starting to feel at home in the new studio. I have some little projects to do to make […]

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Carving bench

Posted on 12/14/10 4 Comments

People have asked me about my carving bench. Many years ago I took a carving seminar and I used a similar bench and liked it a lot and got out my tape measure and took some measurements and when I got home drew up some plans. The tail-vice screw, clamps the table in place. The table can […]

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2010 pumpkins

Pumpkin carvings

Posted on 10/29/10 No Comments

I volunteered to carve four pumpkins for a charity event on Saturday. The pumpkins will be used as center pieces on the tables. Each pumpkin takes me about an hour and a half to carve.

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Pictures of my new studio/ gallery

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First post !

Posted on 09/28/10 3 Comments

Hello all my first attempt at writing a post on my blog. I am excited about my web site and my new journey to be a professional artist.  I have renovated a storage area above my wife’s office to be my new studio/gallery. The renovation took many months and a lot of money, however I […]

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