Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sconces by Ricky Smith


Ricky smith carve the walnut wall plates for a pair of sconces. Here is a picture of one along with close ups of  the top and bottom.



Friday, April 13, 2018

Gold Miner Carving by Dale Arden

Author and woodcarver Dale Arden put together this video documenting his journey creating an award winning carving. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity to provide some guidance along the way.


Here are a couple of photos of the finished piece.






Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 North Texas Wood Carver's Guild Show Recap


It's taken a couple of weeks for me to post this, but here are some photos from the 2018 North Texas Wood Carver's Guild "Rhapsody in Wood Show". We had a great time seeing the work of wood carvers, scroll saw artists, wood turners, guard carvers, and more.

I had the opportunity to demonstrate carving techniques, sharpening methods, design ideas, and learning to draw with a wide variety of people. Thank you to everyone who came!

Here is a shot from the show floor.


This was my table with some carvings on display and my carving demonstration station.


Jody Webb smiling with his first place and merit award winning carving.


Following is a sampling of first place winners from various categories.




Wednesday, February 28, 2018

2018 North Texas Wood Carver's Guild Rhapsody in Wood Show

This Saturday and Sunday (March 3rd & 4th) is the North Texas Wood Carver's Guild 2018 show and sales titled "Rhapsody in Wood." Please visit the official show page for details.

Here are a couple of photos from last year's show.




Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jody Webb's Roses

Jody Webb finishing up his latest rose carving commission. This will make a one of a kind Valentine surprise for the recipient!


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Small Cottonwood Wood Spirit

Here is a small wood spirit carving I made from a piece of cottonwood bark. The carving is approximately 5 inches tall.






Saturday, February 10, 2018

Darth Vader at Carving Class

You never know what may happen at carving class. Here is a photo of the time Darth Vader came to inspect the progress.