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tbox61
tbox61
Carving beats working!
Last Activity: 10-11-2019, 08:21 AM
Joined: 01-27-2005
Location: Bob Dole Country
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  • tbox61
    replied to First Santa for 2019
    Nice, nice, nice! Clean cuts and I really like the eyes! Great expression! Well done!
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  • tbox61
    started a topic New phone, old wood spirit!

    New phone, old wood spirit!

    Well, I have entered the information age...my old flip phone literally broke in half sometime back, and we upgraded to 'smart' phones. Thought I would try to take a picture and post it...result is below.

    This guy is from a pine branch I trimmed several years ago off of the Ponderosa Pine...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Thanksgiving Is Coming
    Here is a link to her store...got a really cute project of a turkey hiding under a pilgrim hat!

    https://squareup.com/store/arleen-zomer...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Thanksgiving Is Coming
    Arlene at carverswoodshop has some pretty good DVD's on carving pumpkins, turkeys and even Pilgrims. DVD's are $14.00 including shipping. I always enjoy her projects!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Bottle Stoppers
    I love the Emmet Kelly one, too...that white one scares me a bit!...EXCELLENT carving, just creeps me out. That is a testament as to how real it looks!
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  • My wife and I were in Branson last week, and a trip there is never complete without going to Peter Engler's place. The guy in the tool shop part of the store is a gent I met last November when we were there and the talk got around to making one's own tools.

    He indicated that he looked...
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  • tbox61
    replied to A sad day yesterday
    Wow! 2 members of the family gone in one day...so sorry. I would rather take a beating that have to put a dog down. In fact, growing up, I wanted to be a vet. One of the things that kept me from pursuing that career is the fact I would have to deal with putting dogs to sleep.

    It is...
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  • The Lego carving is really good! I have been carving for over 20 years now...all I can say is that you get better with time AND practice. I notice how my carving suffers from taking a break of just a month or so. After taking a break, I start with simpler projects to get back 'in the groove'! Good...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Beeswax Finish
    I use Howard Feed N' Wax after I have dipped my carvings in BLO. I paint with thinned acrylics. All the BLO and Howard's finish does is soften and deepen the colors. I have never had an issue with the Howard product.

    I let the Howard product sit on the carving about 20 minutes before I...
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