A pair of birds

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A pair of birds

A pair of birds

I realized I never posted the finished birds and I’ve already given one away. Here’s a sanded and a carved. After this picture I sanded the other, stained with tung oil and coated in polyurethane.

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Video of the First Project

Procrastination is a terrible thing isn’t it — well here is the video I promised in an earlier post:

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First finished carving

First finished carving

Carved and painted, here is my first finished piece: Painted with acrylic paint with a poly coating. 

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First Day of Class

Welcome back! Today was the day, I started my new adventure in wood carving with a community education course. You can never be too sure what to expect with community ed courses, the teachers tend to be volunteers or are generally just getting a cut of whatever you’re paying for the course. For this course my teacher was an older neighbor of mine who was doing this as a volunteer. While he did speak about tools, types of wood, and types of carving he wanted to talk primarily about motivation through personal stories. He enjoys spreading happiness through wood carving,

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