With the New Year upon us, now is the time to take advantage of the deals available through various online tool suppliers. If you are into carving as I am, then maybe a good choice would be Pfeil Carving Tools. These tools are currently on sale through Woodcraft’s online store. A current saving of 25% t0 35% at the moment, nothing to be sneezed at! Continue reading Pfeil Carving Tools
Well, as I thought, not even a nibble at the auction on eBay for my latest Welsh Lovespoon. Even though the carving took considerable time to make and was reflected in the price at a measly $1.50 an hour at the most, it was still priced too high. I can understand that people are looking for a bargain but I’m a little reluctant to place it at such a low price and receive $25.00. Continue reading eBay Turmoil
OK, it’s been a while since I’ve updated the Welsh Lovespoon section of this blog but the latest carving has also been a challenge. Not only is it intricate from a carving aspect but fitting it in during my lunch period when things have been hectic has also proved to be a challenge. The maximum carving hours for the past three weeks is, three hours a week at best. Continue reading Wood of Choice
During the course of carving the various Welsh Lovespoons that I have made to date, I find that it is extremely important to try and develop a fresh design. You may say, that’s not too difficult but when you surf the web there are hundreds, if not thousands of competitors trying to do the same thing. The answer is to try and gain an edge and make sure that it is totally unique, then you have something that a person would be willing to buy. Add this to the fact that everything on the Welsh Lovespoon is totally hand carved, then you have something that is unique in every aspect. Continue reading Uniqueness in Design
During the past few weeks carving has taken a back stage as my primary work takes precedent over my hobby. Such has been the urgency to complete projects that the only Welsh Lovespoon that I have produced has been a small version with a classic theme. Continue reading Classic in Every Sense
“With every carving there has to be an image in your mind of the desired end result, this is the driving force that will create your masterpiece.” Continue reading Carving with Passion
Living here in Southern California gives you the option of being able to surf in the morning and ski in the afternoon making it one of the most unique places to live within the USA. Continue reading Jacaranda Blues!!!
During last winters record rainfalls and high winds a few of our trees in the yard sustained damage through broken limbs. One of our multi trunked Melaleuca trees took a turn for the worst and a whole trunk ended up separating from the rest and came crashing down. Continue reading Making use of Windfalls
As in all fine furnishings you will find that Mahogany is somewhere near the top of the tree for beauty and finish.
Why not use it for Welsh Lovespoons I ask myself, is this not a fine furnishing in its own right?
The timber carves easily with sharp chisels and carving tools Continue reading Mahogany isn’t Just for Furniture?
I was fortunate to be given some off-cuts of Padauk from a colleague who was designing and building a cradle for his first child. It was a beautiful orange color.
After it started to oxidize, the color then turned to a deep red chestnut. Continue reading Padauk, Hard, Brittle but Beautiful