We get a monthly magazine called Woodcarving Illustrated. Every month I page through it thinking…hey I should make that! I am always excited about something new to carve.
One issue had a Chess Set. I told Far Guy about my idea…and he said “go for it.” He cut the right size chunks of Basswood for me.
Luckily I had step by step instructions for carving.
Heck I didn’t know if I could do two pieces let alone a whole set.
I think they turned out really good, I had someone special and his someone special in mind to send them to…they were sent and greatly appreciated.
This set was fun to carve. Right now most everyone is carving ducks, except for Far Guy he is designing a purple coneflower to carve. Bill is carving on the keys for a new nickelharpa and Sheila is in between carvings. We have a good group of carvers.
I am back to carving little bark houses now. I sold a number of them last summer.
The Christmas Ornament has not been chosen yet. We have two ideas and just need some time to see which one will work. We like to carve outside in the summer so we have plenty of time…I hope.