Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Sherlock Holmes Gets His Stripes from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
The Old Barn Comes Down from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.
The other day, while Judy and I were out picking up brush, a fellow stopped by and asked if we'd like that old barn taken down. "Sure! How much!" Now, sn't that the first question you'd ask? "Nothing!" he said, "I'll drop it for the lumber." Well, it seems the guy does this for a living, dropping old barns and selling the wood to a recycling business in Peculiar, Missouri. Here's the link: http://www.elmwoodreclaimedtimber.com/ I made a video of the drop for our Son who lives overseas and who actually owns the property the barn sets on but considering the number of hits it's been getting from others familiar with this site I thought I'd just leave it up. It took a lot longer to fall that the fella thought as that corn crib on the left hand corner just refused to let it go. It finally fell around the 8:20 mark on the video.
It's really a shame these old structures are disappearing. It can all be blamed on the round bailing method that's now being used when putting up hay. Those bales can be left out in the weather so there is no real need to protect the hay once it's cut. They can set in the field for several years without any serious loss of nutrients. At least that's what I've been told. A good thing about taking them down is that their wood is highly sought after being as it is mostly old-growth hardwood. Looking at the beautiful things made from this wood in the link above, while being sorry to see them disappear, it's nice to know that they will live on in another form.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
Now here is what I request you do should you want to make a contribution. KEEP THEM SMALL! Just a buck or two is plenty. Nothing more than that, please! We just don't need that much. And once a year would also be plenty. Any tips are handled through our PayPal account which we have been using for a number of years and who we trust completely.
So, if you should decide to hit the Jar with a few coins...Thank You very much! If you don't, no problem, we're still friends.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
Sunday, January 05, 2014
Saturday, January 04, 2014
Let's start off the New Year with maybe something a little different than what you've done in the past with a few tips on which might help you out in the future. When I'm surfing around the net each day I come across all sorts of things that I think might be useful when coming up with new carvings. The real beauty of the net and computers is just how handy they are when you take advantage of just what they can do. So, with this project we'll use some of these features to develop a new figure. Now I said develop...not copy! We'll try and make sure that the end product will be ours....not theirs.
Here are the links to the sites I use in the video:
1. This is the video link to the Cartoon video clip: http://vimeo.com/81341794
2. This is the download site for MWSnap, the screen capture program: http://mwsnap.en.softonic.com/
After you use that MWSnap program a while I'm sure you'll agree it's one of the neatest free downloads available.
I've also put the drawing I did along with the photo of the character in the associated folder in the Gallery should you want to use it.