Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Carving A Cowboy’s Horse – Part 5 – Carving The Saddle

With this one we add the blanket and saddle to the horse.  It might sound difficult but I think you’ll find that it’s really quite easy.  Just do a little research, learn the various pieces of the saddle and you’ll have no trouble.  

Carving a Cowboy’s Horse – Part 4 – Rounding Out The Upper Body

Moving right along, in this video we round out the upper body in preparation for the saddle.  You have to be a little careful as you don’t want to remove too much wood.  Also, take a moment and review the muscle structure where the legs meet the body it will pay off when you do these areas.   In the next video we will lay out and carve the saddle and then move on to the head and tail.  Have fun.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Carving a Cowboy’s Horse – Part 3 – Carving the Legs & Glue-Up

At last!  Sorry for the long delay but the Dayton show has occupied my time for the past weeks.  Hopefully, with it now behind us we can get back to a more frequent upload schedule.


In this video we pretty well finish up with the legs and then proceed to glue the two halves together. 

Saturday, November 06, 2010

White Buffalo

This will be the last piece I'm able to finish before this years Dayton, Ohio woodcarving show.  I tried something new in attaching two shell ornaments to the top of his breastplate. This is one of the reasons I really like doing Native Americans is all the costume details you can associate with them.    He is mounted on a sycamore base.
I hope you have a chance to visit the Dayton show as it will really reinforce your interest in carving.  I'll be at my normal spot and hope you stop by for a visit.