Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chuck's On Boys!

Here is a Chuckwagon cook I just finished.  He's holding that coffee pot we made earlier and also a new version of a kerosene lantern.  Still honing a method of making a lamp that I can share.  This one is pretty close...a couple more tweeks and I think I'll have it.  There are more photos in the gallery and your comments are welcome as always.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rocky Mountain Highjinks

If you've been wondering why the absence of any posts for the past couple of weeks it's because we've been tearing up the Rockies with our oldest son and his family.   That's Judy setting back there in our Ranger.  We did as many trails around the Durango-Silverton-Ouray area as we could in a week.  Had an absolute blast and the 38 degree temp when going over the Cinnamon Pass would feel real good right now down here in the 104 degree Oklahoma summer.
- get back to some carving!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

World War II Soldier

Here's the completed head of a figure I really look forward to doing someday.  I've always admired the Willie & Joe cartoons drawn by Bill Mauldin.  I remember my folks had a book of them and I was constantly wearing out the pages.  Not sure what this fella will be doing but I will try and put him in a situation that those other two characters always seemed to find themselves in.

Anyway, I hope you like him.

The Road Agent

I came across this book cover while surfing around the web and thought it would really make a great caricature carving.  I really like the shape of the mask as it gives a real sense of evil and danger.  I'll probably change a few things  but will stick to the pose shown.  What do you think?

Monday, July 04, 2011

Let’s Make A Coffee Pot – Part 3

Finishing up this project, we add some color to our coffee pot.  Hope you enjoyed this short project.  Now I have to come up with something else to pass along.


As always your comments are welcome.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Let’s Make A Coffee Pot – Part 2

With this segment we finish up the carving and attach the handle and other details.  Next stop….the paint table.