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  • redherring
    Carving Douglas Fir bark?
    by redherring
    Hi there. Thoughts on carving wood spirits out of relatively thick Douglas Fir bark? Sort of seems like it might be doable and fun, but I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m wondering if perhaps I’m wasting my time collecting the bark?

    Yesterday, 07:45 PM
  • Brian T
    Carving On The Edge 2022
    by Brian T
    The Nuu Chah Nulth First Nations peoples once again are offering their Carving Festival and symposia September 8 - 13, 2022. These are predominately peoples of the south and west coast parts of Vancouver Island, BC.
    Looks like a very diverse offering as usual. No mention of any Zoom participation...
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
  • JBright11
    Couple little carvings
    by JBright11
    Carved these three a week or so ago. Still waiting on my painter to have some free time to help me finish them up. Got my burner in last week, so I gave it a trial run on the scarecrow and then dipped him in BLO. Hopefully I can get them painted next weekend.

    Yesterday, 03:06 PM