Send in the Calvary GALLERY
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
23h ago
               This Gallery is of a nine inch tall Calvary officer and a six inch tall Calvary soldier. A detailed description of the process for carving these two carvings can be viewed by clicking on “SHAPE UP the Calvary”     ..read more
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SHAPE UP the Calvary
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4d ago
              This carving project is the carving of two Calvary soldiers, one is nine inches tall by three inches by two inches while the second is six inches tall by two inches square blocks of basswood. The phrase “SHAPE UP” means to develop, take form, become structured, reform and improve. On a personal level it can mean to improve one’s behavior or performance to meet a required standard.  The Wood Bee Carver uses it to refer to the wood carving process in the Whittle-Carving style of knife carving ~ as in ~ “SHAPE UP ..read more
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HEART in HEART
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
2M ago
    HEART in HEART is a carving project that inlays a carved heart inside another carved heart using contrasting wood.  In the examples of the heart jewelry pin and necklace a carved basswood heart is inlayed into a butternut heart. The other example is a standing plaque with a basswood heart inlayed into a mahogany heart. The photo below shows examples of a heart drawn on a small block of butternut ~ a butternut heart being carved ~ a basswood heart carved ~ a heart drawn on a small basswood block. The photo  below on the left is the small basswood heart being carved w ..read more
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GALLERY ~ Uncle Sam Five
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
2M ago
Each individual Uncle Sam will be highlighted in the next series of photographs.  To enlarge, click on ech photo as desired.  The first Uncle Sam is holding the lapels of his coat.     The next Uncle Sam is holding a scroll in one hand and his other hand is holding the top of his walking cane.   The next Uncle Sam is holding the Bill of Rights. The next Uncle Sam has a hand in pocket and the other hand is holding his lapel. The final Uncle Sam is holding his hands behind his back. Study the previous posting by clicking on SHAPE UP ~ Uncle Sam Five to see the ..read more
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SHAPE UP Uncle Sam Five
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
2M ago
The Uncle Sam Five carving project is a commission of five different poses of the character Uncle Sam.  Each one begins with a six and half inch tall by inch and half square block of basswood. The SHAPE UP process begins with the guiding concept of the Rule of Three for facial proportions and body proportions. The Wood Bee Carver has used the Rule of Three proportional guide since 1995 for carving and for instructions purposes for figures of various sizes since it is a “proportional” measurement of visual divisions of using eyes rather than a measuring rule.     The first “Shap ..read more
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VINTAGE VIEWS ~ VII
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4M ago
Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill and desi ..read more
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VINTAGE VIEWS ~ VI
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4M ago
  Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill an ..read more
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VINTAGE VIEWS ~ V
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4M ago
  Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill a ..read more
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VINTAGE VIEWS ~ IV
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4M ago
   Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of sk ..read more
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VINTAGE VIEWS ~ II
WoodBeeCarver | The Art Of Wood Carving by Don Mertz
by woodbeecarver
4M ago
  Vintage Views are nostalgic views of early carving projects of a carving journey begun around 1975 as a budding hobby rekindling childhood memories of whittling as a playful activity of creative exercises of imagination.  Many of these early projects were done in a casual schedule of spontaneous inspiration in a slow methodical process of learning while doing by shaping a block of wood with a knife. Many have not been seen in public other than at “show and tell” at carving club meetings and reflect early attempts of doing the best one could do at the time with the level of skill an ..read more
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