Thursday, 7 January 2010

First carvings 2010

First there is Jimmy patiently waiting for his nightly treat. A T Bone or something of that ilke? No A fish oil capsule.

Then the wee mannies ( a collective term in the Doric for men). The carvings of Tom, and a gentleman by the name of Jack Price have always been great to study. So I've given it a go. As Tom puts his Oar Carver as a size comparison I've avoided that and used another fine knife.
I cut a length of 1"x1" to try a couple more of these. The ideas are drawn on paper and I'll see how they go. The cold spell has meant SWMBO has served notice on my time in the shed. Thirty mins a day, maximium. So carving these inside is an alternative thats attrative.


The Great Ethan Allen said...

Hey! You got one of those "carving jacks?" or is that a knife that you modified? Lovwe the dog. Dalmations are so cool! (Dalmatians? )

diy said...

Its a left handed Jack. I've had a lot of dogs over the years, mostly Shepherds and Beardies but this is my first Dalmatian. .In spitr of the reputation, daft, stupid, et al. he takes second place to no dog. He's bold pushy and a loving dog.

MackTheKnife said...

It's good to see Jimmy get his proper recognition on the blog. Also it looks like you're hitting your stride on the wee mannies.