Wednesday, 24 April 2013

More news on the woodpecker

Sadly the woodpecker had to be abandoned due to an unavoidable section of rot. The log will be re-worked so that the woodpecker hole can still be viewed. This will be displayed adjacent to the new woodpecker that was carved yesterday from another pine log.
Hopefully this will be planted vertically in its new home soon.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Dog Tired!

Working on site again at National Trust Formby. This time  relief carving two dogs for their doggy watering stations.
Lots of interest from locals and day trippers alike, including the four legged variety.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Started the woodpecker

After a slow start, stopping to help put out a campfire in the woods, I put in a couple of hours roughing out the woodpecker.
You can see  the woodpecker hole in the first picture under the branch junction.
Weather was great and had lots of interest from passing visitors.
Hope to finish the carving tomorrow at the main yard.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Carving at National Trust Formby this week

Weather permitting I will be carving in the woods this week at the  squirrel reserve. Starting with a woodpecker over at the new adventure play area.
If you are in the area then feel free to pop over for a chat.

Friday, 5 April 2013

tree house maquette

A very rough 15 min carve to work out some ideas for an interesting job coming up in May.

Little barn owl pendant

Did this one last week and am pleased to hear it has landed safely in Australia.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Wolf and bear pendants

A couple of pendants whittled in between jobs. Both carved from an old piece of cherry, the wolf has some lovely purple flaming running through it.