Wood Carving : Blog
7 June 2017
I have often commented on people not being aware of our surroundings when they are busy dashing to and from various locations. In many towns there are examples of carvings that are all too often missed or not known about. Churches, municipal sculptural works, older timber-framed houses, even modern corporate buildings may have carved details that we miss on our travels.
6 April 2017
I have often commented about the increasing number of turnings that have carved elements on them. This trend seems to be ever increasing. I tease turners by saying that turning is only a powered form of carving anyway so you may as well add more elements to the work. Some take up the challenge but whatever people choose to do, this trend of carving on turned work is ever increasing as is evident of the work seen at a recent event in Australia called Turnfest.
20 February 2017
Whether you carve classical items from statuary to ornamentation, caricatures to animals or fish, whether you carve using hand tools, knives or power carving tools, the primary reason the majority of people carve is for fun. Yes, we may have a bias to carve any of the above or something completely d ...
3 February 2017
A while back I touched on the subject of carving and commented that there is a large growth in the popularity of power carving and also knife carving. This upward trend continues at a pace and I have loved seeing what people are making. Power carving is quick, but of course there are the issues of t ...
21 December 2016
This is the last day in the office now for a while and we are putting the finishing touches to items that need to be dealt with before Christmas, so we do not have to worry about things.I want to thank you all for your suggestions, thoughts, support, help and friendship. I very much value and treasu ...
5 December 2016
Christmas is almost here and I am feeling rather smug at the moment. That smugness is because I have officially sorted out and bought all the presents I needed to for Christmas and I need not worry about any more. The fact that my wife buys most of them so I have few to buy is neither here nor there ...
25 November 2016
The North of England Woodworking Show was a great success. There were plenty of woodcarvers who put on great displays to show what can be achieved and encourage others to give carving a try. Shows are a great way for clubs to show off what they are all about. Let’s face it, so many people do not nec ...
27 October 2016
I have been out and about a lot recently and having quite a few conversations regarding where carving is heading and also clubs and it has been very interesting to say the least. There are many carvers, but like many hobbies, the majority of them do not belong to clubs, they also do not necessarily ...
5 October 2016
When I visit clubs, shows and see carvers at various locations, I see the wonderful work being produced by people having fun. Fun is something that I think is most important as far as hobbies are concerned and also, if possible, a touch of fun from time-to-time in our day-to-day jobs. Humour and fun ...
13 September 2016
Last weekend I attended Yandle’s show in Martock, Somerset. A wonderful place, and I just love meeting up with the various clubs, organisations and the people there. This is always a great show, not only to catch up with people, but also to hunt out any bargains. Despite my best efforts, I spent mon ...