Are You Wasting Money On Wood Finish?

I‘ve been working hard on my booklet project these past few weeks although I did manage to take some time off for family, the Thanksgiving holiday and to put Wood Chip Chatter together for this month.  I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and got your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie.  We hadContinue reading “Are You Wasting Money On Wood Finish?”

Human Face & Body Proportions, and the Rule of Three

When carving human figures knowledge of proper body proportions is essential, even if you are just carving a human face or bust.  This also holds true when carving caricatures.  In caricature carving, face and body proportions are often exaggerated or distorted but a basic knowledge of proper measurements is still important. This week I wantContinue reading “Human Face & Body Proportions, and the Rule of Three”

Tutorial – How To Carve A Moravian Star Ornament

The following is a tutorial on how I carve a Moravian star ornament.  Some of you may have already seen it when it appeared on my Instagram page @carverbobk during April 9-14.  I am posting it again here on my blog for the first time.  I hope everyone enjoys it and carves along with it!Continue reading “Tutorial – How To Carve A Moravian Star Ornament”

Wood Species (Softwoods)

Yesterday I listed the over 200 species of Hardwoods (angiosperms) found around the world.  Today I will list the approximately 50 Softwoods (coniferous) species. Below is the list of Softwood species: Softwoods (coniferous) Araucaria Hoop pine (Araucaria cunninghamii) Monkey puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia) Cedar (Cedrus) Celery-top pine (Phyllocladus aspleniifolius) Cypress (Chamaecyparis, Cupressus, Taxodium) Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica) Bald cypress, southernContinue reading “Wood Species (Softwoods)”