Friday, December 25, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Golfer Caricature

For my good Friend Neal, I should of left off the Seattle, but it's to late I  have to give it to him in the AM. We are meeting for coffee at Starbucks. I'm happy with the carving,but my painting still leaves something to desire, but practice makes perfect. Let me know what you think, comments good or bad welcome !

 While I'm Posting this  I would like to wish all my New carving friends a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to You and Yours!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

I would just like to Wish  You and Yours a Wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with Family, Loved Ones and Friends.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cheap Version of a Oar Carver (Single Lock Blade)

This is a Rough Rider Sowbelly single blade lock back, i purchased from Bladematrix , It was less than $8.00 before freight. Closed its 4-1/8 inches long and I slowly gound it down to the size below , taking care not to lose the temper. its still not as small as Tom H's on Begining Carvers Corner. I'm still trying to decide whether to take it down smaller or leave it, it carves really well , I'm  just having trouble adjusting to it though. PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK (GOOD OR BAD)

Monday, October 26, 2009

heres some finally painted

  1. Combination of Jack Price & Gene Messer (top & bottom pictures) Middle one is Genes (5 minute monk or old world santa , done my way i guess)

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Sorry i haven't been active lately , i lost my job 2 weeks ago on 10/9. been kinda in the Dumps , you never think it could happen to you, but it does espically in this F"d up Economy. I have never been unemployed in my whole working life (39 years)But we will make it and come out of this much better , i keep telling myself. Lots more time for carving , but i can't seem to get going on something new and exciting . maybe just have to paint ones that are done and go from there.
Thanks for listening to my whining!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Almost a Hobo

Was for the secret carver exchange , went to Tom H.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

New CCA members

BIG BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS! To Don Mertz and Mitchell Cartelidge for being newly elected into the CCA , both are well deserving and there work is Fantastic. Check them out. Don's on the top and Mitchells on the left

Whittle me this!!

Hal in Seattle

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Woodkins , Woodle People ??

Three Little Guys i did , a combination of Jack Price
and Gene Messer, the middle one is my latest. I will try and get them painted for all to see.
Thanks for looking.
Hal C48

Little Carvings Names (IDEAS)

Woodle People , Munchkins , Woodkins , just some ideas , will work on some more.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Birth of my Carving Blog

August 31 , 2009
We will see what happens from here on.