Monday, December 28, 2009

A Flat Plane Carving By Tim Connolly

A good example of a flat plane carving by Tim Connolly .. his cuts are very good to signify the flat plane style ..

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pattern For The Hand Held Cross

Due to the response for the pattern for the hand held cross .. and cross with dove .. here its is .. its made from 3/4 inch thick basswood and the video is

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Who Would Have Figured It ?

I have to admit that this is the first time I have ever seen a chainsaw flat plane figure .. but here it is and it is compliments of TwoClones ( Buth Elrod) .. What a great job and a unique piece of work .. Thanks TwoClones for your wonderful piece

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Own 10 Rules Of Carving

1. No matter what you carve .. just have fun doing it .

2. Rather simple projects or masterpieces .. Carving is carving ..dont let anyone tell you else wise ..

3. Never be ashamed of your carving .. We all learn differently ..

4. There will always be someone who carves better then you no matter how good you are ... Accept that and you will enjoy it more ..

5. No matter how simple or crude your carving may be .. there will always be someone who wants it and thinks its worth owning ..

6.Always try to improve in your carving .. but give yourself time . . Rome wasnt built in a day ...

7. Always share your experience in carving with someone else .. especially a beginner ..

8.Always take the time to share with others who ask about your carvings . how and why you like to do it ..

9. Never ! Never ! be critical or demeaning to another carvers work .. constructive criticism ..yes .. but never critical .. especially a beginner ..

10. Be safe .. Be courtious.. and Be responsible as a carver .. It will benefit you later in life ..

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More Members Flat Plane Carvings

The Flat Plane Carvings Of Shimmy

The Flat Plane Carvings Of Claude

The Flat Plane Carvings Of Herb Johnson

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Very Special Carver

I know this doesn't have to do with flat plane carving .. But it does have to do with character and carving .. As most of you know .. There is a special carver from Pennsylvania who not only is a wonderfiul teacher .. but the same person as well and her name is Arleen .. She is a very special lady and A wonderful carver to boot .. Arleen has given her time to teach as no other carver I have known to help us all learn this great art .. Even though she does have classes you can pay for ... her talent is vital in both fields and her you tube videos are fantastic ... This is a lady who has given so much to so many in such a short time and has done it willingly .. Her teaching is one of the best I have ever seen and her camera work of demonstration is one of a kind .. Arleen is truly one of the most giving carvers of the year and I salute her in her efforts .. Her carving is not of flat plane orgin .. but it is even more special .. it is carving from the heart of a lady who just simply loves the art and is willing to share it with everyone ..
Thank You Arleen For Your Kindness

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Wonderful Flat Plane Carvings Of Keith O. Anderson

Keith O Anderson of (Anderson Woodcarvings) is a wonderful flat plane carver and his pieces demonstrate that .. Keith and his wife reside in Wisconsin ...