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woodspirits
03-08-2014, 10:30 PM
hi a bit new here so i just thought i would share what I'm into, here's some of my recent woodspirit carvings...thank you for looking :)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritcarving002.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritcarving002.jpg.html)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/009_zpsd80a4635.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/009_zpsd80a4635.jpg.html)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/003_zps2c84400f.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/003_zps2c84400f.jpg.html)

jus_young
03-08-2014, 11:17 PM
Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. Sorry nobody picked up on your initial thread but glad you paid us a visit again.

Awesome work their mate, would love to be able to produce carvings like those.

Chubbs
03-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Hi Steve and welcome to the forum.

Your carvings are wonderful, I'm very envious of your talent.

I bet they look awesome carved into a walking staff._

Cheers. Neil.

SteveW
03-08-2014, 11:44 PM
They are stunning carvings, you know a tutorial would be very well received ;)

woodspirits
04-08-2014, 12:23 AM
thank you for your positive comments fellas, SteveW this pictorial walk through (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2myTHXZqzk) may help :)

ammo
04-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Welcome to the forum mate. The carvings are fantastic, well done.

Valantine
04-08-2014, 10:29 AM
Awesome work there T^

Tony1948
04-08-2014, 10:52 AM
:welcome:to the forum bud,the carvings the dogs,I do a bit myselfhttp://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12413&stc=1I see you use Flexcut tools,I do most of mine with a small knifes.Atb......dont get eaten by the bears..........Tony.

Sylvanbilly
04-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Excellent work mate! Welcome to the forum

brindle
04-08-2014, 12:56 PM
very nice work T^

Johnnyboy1971
04-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Hi Steve, you still got some pics of the big one you did for the park?

LoneWalker
04-08-2014, 07:04 PM
Stunning work. I agree with Neil. Would love one carved into a walking staff.

OakAshandThorn
04-08-2014, 07:23 PM
T^ Those are brilliant...the detail is just amazing :).

woodspirits
04-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Hi Steve, you still got some pics of the big one you did for the park?

hi john! yes mate here it is. :)

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/037_zps560576bd.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/037_zps560576bd.jpg.html)




Stunning work. I agree with Neil. Would love one carved into a walking staff.

yes i have done a couple of themed sticks, is this what you meant?


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/032_zps651ccc2e.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/032_zps651ccc2e.jpg.html)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/043_zps67d2a167.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/043_zps67d2a167.jpg.html)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritthumbstickstaffcarving017.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritthumbstickstaffcarving017.jpg.html)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritthumbstickstaffcarving024.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/woodspiritthumbstickstaffcarving024.jpg.html)

LoneWalker
04-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Great stuff. Real talent. I like that.

woodspirits
04-08-2014, 08:26 PM
thank you LoneWalker, and thank you all for your positive comments, its what keeps me carving! :D

surplus 6
06-11-2014, 11:08 PM
thank you for your positive comments fellas, SteveW this pictorial walk through (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2myTHXZqzk) may help :)
wow very nice work, and great walk through. just subscribed to the you tube channel as I'm just trying to get into carving so, loving your work.
welcome to the forum as well

Tigger004
08-11-2014, 08:40 PM
Very skilled Steve, welcome to the forum

toney0105
08-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Welcome Steve. Loving the carvings.

jacob karhu
13-11-2014, 12:59 PM
I agree, nice one :)

What sort of product did you put on the wood ?

Bernie
13-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Wowser, these carvings are amazing. How long have you been doing them and how many did you have to do before you felt confident in doing them to this standard?

Lost for words; these really are wonderful. A skill I wish I had. Maybe I should just keep trying?

bikebum1975
13-11-2014, 11:44 PM
Jesus incredible work love the themed ones shown to

TarHeelBrit
14-11-2014, 05:15 PM
Holy smoke those are awesome!!, a true work of art. T^

Well that's it I might as well throw my knives away as I have seen excellence and can never acheive it.:)....but I'm going to have a damn good try. ;)

OakAshandThorn
14-11-2014, 05:50 PM
T^ Now that's what I call craftsmanship :). Stunning work, no question about it :D.

woodspirits
15-11-2014, 11:11 PM
my huge apologies for not getting back to you sooner, never seem to have the time to get on here much which is a shame because your a real friendly bunch! :)


wow very nice work, and great walk through. just subscribed to the you tube channel as I'm just trying to get into carving so, loving your work.
welcome to the forum as well

thank you Surplus 6 for taking a look at my little walk through, hope it helps you.


Very skilled Steve, welcome to the forum


Welcome Steve. Loving the carvings.

thank you both, most appreciated :)


I agree, nice one :)

What sort of product did you put on the wood ?

hi Jacob and thank you, just a simple wood stain then a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil does the trick, but a regular anointing helps.


Wowser, these carvings are amazing. How long have you been doing them and how many did you have to do before you felt confident in doing them to this standard?

Lost for words; these really are wonderful. A skill I wish I had. Maybe I should just keep trying?



Jesus incredible work love the themed ones shown to


Holy smoke those are awesome!!, a true work of art. T^

Well that's it I might as well throw my knives away as I have seen excellence and can never acheive it.:)....but I'm going to have a damn good try. ;)



T^ Now that's what I call craftsmanship :). Stunning work, no question about it :D.

thanks fellas, feeling humbled here. and thank you Bernie, about 4/5 years now? i love doing these miserable old gits! and tarheelbrit absolutely keep carving! they become a bit easier each time i promise you :) my first efforts were rough! but i kept at it. there are some superb carvers out there and i still strive for 'the one' that makes me ok with it. and dont forget to post up your results! once again thank you all for your great comments on this friendly site, hopefully see you around a fire sometime :)

Steve

woodspirits
15-11-2014, 11:28 PM
don't mean to spam this lovely site with my stuff, but just thought you might like to see these i completed recently for a lady up in the highlands, both stand 18" x a shade under 2" Rowan and Cherry stained oiled and roaming the glens! :)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/islacherry008_zpseca75607.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/islacherry008_zpseca75607.jpg.html)

jacob karhu
28-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Absolutely not, they are wonderful :)

How did you carve the bear ?

OakAshandThorn
28-11-2014, 07:27 PM
T^ She's going to love those :D. Really like the frowning face, seems to add to the age of the spirit :).

palerider
20-01-2015, 04:54 PM
Stunning work mate!!!

Wildtraks
12-01-2016, 05:18 PM
Nice work, what are the basic tools required for the carving?????

bikebum1975
12-01-2016, 05:25 PM
Nice work, what are the basic tools required for the carving?????

They can be done with nothing more than a good sharp pocket knife. Some will add a small gouge called a V tool for doing stuff like the beard. A small gouge is nice but not really required. I've done a number of them with my Swiss Army knife having a short blade is really nice

David_JAFO
13-01-2016, 09:40 AM
hello,
WOW now that is amazing. I'd love to see one of those incorporating a race bearing to be used as a bearing block for a fire bow drill (hint.. hint..) :p
Keep up the awesome work.
Regards
David
T^

Woody
04-05-2016, 01:52 AM
Hahahah , not a patch on the original thread 's work of art, but I'm all for having a go at new things...
This was my 1st attempt at these...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/321d38be7015625bbf153775d4c1a392.jpg

Experimental ...

Using just my Mora, a Gerber suspension multitool and my son's curved blade Swiss army knife.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/aa667fcbe30edaca794e3e4d963120e6.jpg

I know, need to get a longer timber, this really was just to try it out...
Little did I know the this was from topiary (Yew) , that had been trimmed recently...
Hard and sticky as anything, blunted all 3 blades.
Next one, I'll be choosing a apple tree branch , from a tree that has been trimmed last winter.
Or any fruit tree actually...
Won't be adding cinnamon and oil to the timber to get contrast like I did here and I'll definitely get a longer timber.

Maybe a little flexcut multifunction tool on wish list.

Thank you Woodspirits for the tutorial and sharing this post.
I thoroughly enjoyed having a go...
:)

David_JAFO
04-05-2016, 06:33 AM
hello,
Woody that is awesome.
Regards
David
T^

Woody
04-05-2016, 08:30 AM
hello,
Woody that is awesome.
Regards
David
T^
Thanks David!
:)

shepherd
04-05-2016, 08:16 PM
spot on pal.. abit more practice and will be as good as the first pic in this thread.. T^

Woody
04-05-2016, 08:32 PM
spot on pal.. abit more practice and will be as good as the first pic in this thread.. T^

Thank you , I'll keep plugging away...
[emoji106]

Bernie
05-05-2016, 06:22 AM
Nice work Woody. Pity the reputation thing is so limiting.

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Woody again."

Woody
05-05-2016, 08:34 AM
Nice work Woody. Pity the reputation thing is so limiting.

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Woody again."
Thanks Bernie, i think?
I'm sorry but I don't really get the reputation phrase... Then again I'm not the sharpest tool in the box.... [emoji4]
Two short planks and all...

Either way, I'm just a begginer at carving and whittling... I do enjoy it thoroughly, it was almost therapeutic...

I'll just keep trying ...
Cheers. [emoji106]

David_JAFO
05-05-2016, 07:07 PM
hello,
Well Woody if that is trying I'd like to see you at your worst :p LOL
Regards
David

woodspirits
11-05-2016, 12:08 AM
Hahahah , not a patch on the original thread 's work of art, but I'm all for having a go at new things...
This was my 1st attempt at these...
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/321d38be7015625bbf153775d4c1a392.jpg

Experimental ...

Using just my Mora, a Gerber suspension multitool and my son's curved blade Swiss army knife.
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/aa667fcbe30edaca794e3e4d963120e6.jpg

I know, need to get a longer timber, this really was just to try it out...
Little did I know the this was from topiary (Yew) , that had been trimmed recently...
Hard and sticky as anything, blunted all 3 blades.
Next one, I'll be choosing a apple tree branch , from a tree that has been trimmed last winter.
Or any fruit tree actually...
Won't be adding cinnamon and oil to the timber to get contrast like I did here and I'll definitely get a longer timber.

Maybe a little flexcut multifunction tool on wish list.

Thank you Woodspirits for the tutorial and sharing this post.
I thoroughly enjoyed having a go...
:)

woody, great to see you having a go! :)

ok it needs a tweak here and there but as you said, 'I thoroughly enjoyed having a go...' and that's the crux of it really, you will get better but having the right tools helps. Have a look at the small carving set (http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-8-piece-detail-carving-tool-set-200112)from Axminster tools, cheap and versatile. well done mate :)

your choice of wood Yew, be careful. yes very hard and very poisonous, dust sap fruit and fumes if burnt, just saying :) I had a go with a piece of yew myself recently, but with all the right PPE!


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/yew%2013inch%20Dec%202015%20009_zpsrngpqeca.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/yew%2013inch%20Dec%202015%20009_zpsrngpqeca.jpg.ht ml)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/crone%20raven%20and%203%20mini%20ws%20001_zpsbmkze kaq.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/crone%20raven%20and%203%20mini%20ws%20001_zpsbmkze kaq.jpg.html)

woodspirits
11-05-2016, 12:16 AM
Nice work, what are the basic tools required for the carving?????

hi Wildtraks :) PM sent, is your avatar one of your carvings?

Woody
11-05-2016, 12:19 AM
woody, great to see you having a go! :)

ok it needs a tweak here and there but as you said, 'I thoroughly enjoyed having a go...' and that's the crux of it really, you will get better but having the right tools helps. Have a look at the small carving set (http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-8-piece-detail-carving-tool-set-200112)from Axminster tools, cheap and versatile. well done mate :)

your choice of wood Yew, be careful. yes very hard and very poisonous, dust sap fruit and fumes if burnt, just saying :) I had a go with a piece of yew myself recently, but with all the right PPE!


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/yew%2013inch%20Dec%202015%20009_zpsrngpqeca.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/yew%2013inch%20Dec%202015%20009_zpsrngpqeca.jpg.ht ml)


http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy259/redfox-/woodspirit%20carving/crone%20raven%20and%203%20mini%20ws%20001_zpsbmkze kaq.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/redfox-/media/woodspirit%20carving/crone%20raven%20and%203%20mini%20ws%20001_zpsbmkze kaq.jpg.html)
Wow man, those look so cool!
That spirit within the bird is amazing, loving the colours!!!
Thank you for the tip on the Axminster carving set, appreciate that .
To buy list updated...;)

I will continue to try, as I love the ones you do, the expression and the detail on these grumpy spirits seem very fitting....
I'll keep plugging at different woods... Got some apple, hazel and ash at moment , just need the time, and the right tools...
Thanks again for the encouraging message, and for the YouTube video (tutorial)...
Regards

woodspirits
11-05-2016, 12:25 AM
Wow man, those look so cool!
That spirit within the bird is amazing, loving the colours!!!
Thank you for the tip on the Axminster carving set, appreciate that .
To buy list updated...;)

I will continue to try, as I love the ones you do, the expression and the detail on these grumpy spirits seem very fitting....
I'll keep plugging at different woods... Got some apple, hazel and ash at moment , just need the time, and the right tools...
Thanks again for the encouraging message, and for the YouTube video (tutorial)...
Kee

brilliant, keep carving I promise you will get better! post and share your work to encourage others to have a go :) if I can be of any help, just sing out.

Steve

Woody
11-05-2016, 12:28 AM
brilliant, keep carving I promise you will get better! post and share your work to encourage others to have a go :) if I can be of any help, just sing out.

Steve
You legend!
Most artists like to brag and distinguish themselves from us amateurs , but you re happy to show and teach your craft!
Even offering help along the way...
Legend

woodspirits
11-05-2016, 12:34 AM
You legend!
Most artists like to brag and distinguish themselves from us amateurs , but you re happy to show and teach your craft!
Even offering help along the way...
Legend

mate I know its late and im tired, but I got a lump in my throat here! humbled

David_JAFO
02-06-2016, 06:31 PM
hello,
One of the guys today on the Bushcraft walkabout Tam (Thomas) who teaches & carves wood spirits, said he can incorporate a wood spirit into my walking stick no problem. He actually offered me a already completed walking stick for free, I had to decline his very kind offer as I've got more than I can use for now. It contained some awesome work & detail in such a small narrow space. Tam said a similar design can be incorporated into my lower/mid walking stick shaft or nearer the top handle.
Regards
David

Woody
06-06-2016, 12:47 AM
Finally found a mate's carving of The Greenman, or a wood spirit ... hidden in a trail (off trail) near a very popular local walk.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/80d807b2604f926cec73ebb82bd13b67.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/c1076b8f36d5eb5379b632b98b078fbe.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/f88b580b72a75852e486755f77dcae29.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/383316440592373a2b8ce97ddc5e791a.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/8620bc576f253a726bf2dfeedc7d015d.jpg

Awesome bit of carving there, on an old Oak tree, from a very humble and talented man , Nick "Dreadhead".

He likes to make things and leave them for people to find and rumour about...

Some say it's the pixies and goblins that carve these out ,as he's done a few more, but I know this "goblin" and he's actually a good Samaritan.

This carving was done as a demonstration, on an outing with some "disfunctional" kids that needed guidance and support for straightening their life out... crafts and outdoor activities seem to be the choice for most .


I've been meaning to scout it out for months , and only managed it today...
Well worth the wait.

Thought I'd share...

Woody
07-06-2016, 09:10 PM
Finally found a mate's carving of The Greenman, or a wood spirit ... hidden in a trail (off trail) near a very popular local walk.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/80d807b2604f926cec73ebb82bd13b67.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/c1076b8f36d5eb5379b632b98b078fbe.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/f88b580b72a75852e486755f77dcae29.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160606/383316440592373a2b8ce97ddc5e791a.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160605/8620bc576f253a726bf2dfeedc7d015d.jpg

Awesome bit of carving there, on an old Oak tree, from a very humble and talented man , Nick "Dreadhead".

He likes to make things and leave them for people to find and rumour about...

Some say it's the pixies and goblins that carve these out ,as he's done a few more, but I know this "goblin" and he's actually a good Samaritan.

This carving was done as a demonstration, on an outing with some "disfunctional" kids that needed guidance and support for straightening their life out... crafts and outdoor activities seem to be the choice for most .


I've been meaning to scout it out for months , and only managed it today...
Well worth the wait.

Thought I'd share...
Bumping this ... as I love these carvings and am not sure everyone has seen them...
[emoji83]

SteveW
15-06-2016, 08:07 PM
How good are the axminster mini carving chisels compared to some of the alternatives? I have basic flexcut set, but could do with a few more chisels.

Sent from my LG-D855 using Tapatalk

Wildtraks
15-06-2016, 11:57 PM
I've just been recommended these by an experienced carver and will be getting some shortly

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-8-piece-detail-carving-tool-set-200112

Woody
16-06-2016, 09:21 AM
Same here, the member that started this thread recommended that same set.
I will be purchasing and trying them out very soon! Will report back here on them.
:)

SteveW
16-06-2016, 10:41 AM
Yes, I saw the recomendation, but they looked a lot like the very cheap ones you can get and so I was a bit dubious as to how good they actually are. If they are ok, thats 8 chisels for the price of just about one flexcut. 😉

David_JAFO
21-06-2016, 07:27 PM
hello,
I've finally managed to finish off my latest walking stick (staff) with a woodspirit. As the staff was originally resourced from the "old" Glasgow (East end) & connections with the Druids, I'm naming referring to my staff as the "Wood..spirit of Glasgow". (don't moan). The staff as we say is "as straight as Katie's leg" (old Doric Scots saying) meaning it's crooked. At present I'm thinking of allowing the staff to retain it's own colour through wear & tear "but" I'm also thinking about colouration from the ancient use of either ground ochre or haematite iron pyrites pigment. Both pigment colours have been tried & tested on a scrap piece of wood, which I'm impressed with the outcome. I've resourced some information from the Mitchell library books on Glasgow in the Dark Ages. "Glasgow's secret Geometry" and talk of Druidic Moon worship in the Necropolis (fact) near where the wood was resourced. There's loads of links to this area including the Romans. I'll post a photo of the woodspirit when I have time.
Regards
David

Woody
21-06-2016, 07:31 PM
Sounds awesome, look forward to seeing the images! [emoji106]

David_JAFO
21-06-2016, 07:43 PM
hello Woody,
BTW.. I was walking along the town centre to catch the coach home & was chatting to a couple of Community Police Officers. I wasn't told off but "advised" in a friendly manner my staff could be classified as a weapon unless if I place a rubber stopper on the end (NO metal tip) then it is classed as a walking stick aid (I've been informed of this before a longtime ago) :confused2: a old friend of mine had a cricket bat in his home doorway (lobby) for home protection (ahem) he was advised likewise unless there is a cricket ball besides the bat, it can be classed as an offensive weapon. I was intending to finish off the end of the walking stick (staff) with a rubber stopper to avoid damage to the working end anyway. When your build like a brick outhouse who needs a walking stick as deterrent?? :p
Regards
David


Sounds awesome, look forward to seeing the images! [emoji106]

Woody
21-06-2016, 08:01 PM
hello Woody,
BTW.. I was walking along the town centre to catch the coach home & was chatting to a couple of Community Police Officers. I wasn't told off but "advised" in a friendly manner my staff could be classified as a weapon unless if I place a rubber stopper on the end (NO metal tip) then it is classed as a walking stick aid (I've been informed of this before a longtime ago) :confused2: a old friend of mine had a cricket bat in his home doorway (lobby) for home protection (ahem) he was advised likewise unless there is a cricket ball besides the bat, it can be classed as an offensive weapon. I was intending to finish off the end of the walking stick (staff) with a rubber stopper to avoid damage to the working end anyway. When your build like a brick outhouse who needs a walking stick as deterrent?? [emoji14]
Regards
David
Sounds like they're nice cops up there in Scotland,

This chap was not so lucky...

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1973787.html

Just as an add on , he's now been paid a undisclosed amount and an apology..

😂

Sorry off topic...

David_JAFO
21-06-2016, 08:52 PM
hello Woody,
Aye "the Glesgae Polis" (Glasgow's finest) have had a hard reputation. I had a chat with them & they did like the woodspirit & connection as described "but" recommended for future reference about the application of a rubber end stop & walking aid. Slightly O.T a couple of locations I use regularly to set up my basha, I always inform the local Constabulary of my intentions for my safety & for good reason. They're usually quite helpful & take an interest in these matters. (touch wood for luck 4x2 plank) I haven't had any problems so far or what I have in my Bergen or EDC kit bag for the outing. As said it's still a "big stick" regardless of sticking a rubber stopper on the end.
Regards
David

Woody
21-06-2016, 08:59 PM
Great advice for outing prep David. I might do that in future outings.
:)

David_JAFO
24-06-2016, 07:07 PM
hello Steve,
Bump.. :p I forgot to ask what did you use to stain the woodspirit? awesome colouration.
Regards
David

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Woody
27-09-2016, 12:42 AM
Bumping these , because they're just beautiful.

Love them grumpy old fellas.

woodspirits
28-02-2017, 10:04 PM
Bumping these , because they're just beautiful.

Love them grumpy old fellas.

Hi Woody amazed that this thread is still active! Especially as I have neglected it for so long, my apologies. :)
So what have you all carved lately, any samples to offer up? Rob (wild tracks) and David asked what I finish my carvings with, I did reply but I thought it might be useful here too.

when you are reasonably happy with your carving, (but remember your best one is always next!) apply a of wood dye if needed depending on the wood type, Holly or Ash for instance are very light almost white! When that is dry rub in a clear oil, boiled linseed or teak oil etc.

Now here's a tip to add another dimension to your carvings, when you have applied the stain immediately wipe across the surface of the carving with a cloth, so your taking most of the stain off, but leaving it in the creases and low areas. What this does is give your carved face natural highlights, much better than a solid block of colour, when that has dried you can rub the oil in. Here's a couple of examples. :)

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Woody
02-03-2017, 10:50 PM
Lovely stuff!!
Thank you Stephen , for reviving this .
I love your work , and the reiki explains why these fellas got so much personality ....👍

I also like to see that you keep , (what appears to be?) , some rose quartz, amethyst and quartz up on the shelf of your workshop!
Maybe the one on the right is a celendine ?

Either way, thank you for the tips on the finish ! That along with post#5 is a perfect way to have a go...


Unfortunately I haven't tried again yet, but it's high up on the " must do" list ..
As soon as I have another go , I'll post it here!

Thank you Stephen , blessed be!

🌞

SteveW
15-03-2017, 10:55 AM
These have been out of stock for a while, but they are back again now. I ordered some yesterday and they arrived this morning just using the standard 1.00 postage and packing.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-8-piece-detail-carving-tool-set-200112

Bernie
15-03-2017, 04:25 PM
http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster...ool-set-200112

That link is broken buddy. :(

SteveW
16-03-2017, 10:11 AM
That link is broken buddy. :(

Fixed it now, thanks :)

woodspirits
20-03-2017, 06:26 PM
These have been out of stock for a while, but they are back again now. I ordered some yesterday and they arrived this morning just using the standard 1.00 postage and packing.

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-8-piece-detail-carving-tool-set-200112

great starter kit Steve w and ideal for small projects, Look forward to seeing the results. :)

MattMc
28-03-2017, 06:37 PM
I've just started carving woodspirits, on my second one. Still a LONG way to go. These are amazing, well done!