Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fun With Wood!

Here are some wood-carvings I did. I'm thinking about doing a sculpture at some point, but I need more wood. Anyone want to come with me looking for a giant walnut tree?

My friend blowing bubbles

A random face. Perhaps before the morning coffee?

Maybe too much coffee?

This one is based on a Roman mask found at Kalkriese. The real one is below (okay, so it is not exact!):

So anyway - if you have never carved wood, you should try it, it's fun! And it leaves a wonderful layer of wood-chips in your townhouse - you know, to give it that "18th century" look you can't find in a catalog.


OGTL said...


What tools to you use for this?? Amazing skill.

Jarod said...

Ogtl - Thanks! I use Chisels, dremel, sandpaper, etc. It's actually easier than it looks.

MisstressM said...

Did you really make those? I am impressed. You have a talent.

BlondebutBright said...

Very cool! I wouldn't even know where to start with a project like that. Are they hanging all over your townhouse?

Timmy Town said...

Your wood carvings are amazing, it is something I find very difficult to do.
If did a could wood carve I would choose to create a horse.
Would this be a sculpture or a carving?

Jarod said...

MM - Thanks, I appreciate it!
BbB - I have some hanging on the wall, ensuring any girl that comes over is immediately frightened. Of course the antiques don't help either.
TT - Heh, I''m not sure. Lets say it is a "scultpcarve"

Timmy Town said...

I am going to do some sculptcarving.

LisaBinDaCity said...

Like I don't already have enough hobbies ;-)

LOVE your work, Jarod!