Monday, 29 November 2010


Well we've got snow here ahead of the normal time,  But its here, not a lot but 6/8 inches fortunately we can expect it to shift with the climate we have here.  Managed to give the dogs a run and although its was a short run we enjoyed it.
The above are two carvings I've finished, the pistol wheelding has been a pain.  The original came from an Woodcarving magazine and I reduced it to six inches.  That was a mistake that showed up in the carving.  Ah well live and learn.

Monday, 22 November 2010


   This is the end result of a doodle, maybe it influenced by my research or a visit to Auschwitz.  Whea ever or where ever it came from its different. 

I think I'll go for another carving on a similar theme , or maybe the very opposite, an SS Guard.  We'll see fed up with Santas.

Saturday, 20 November 2010


A couple of  photos of the last carving I've finish, 4 !/2 inches plus base.  This one is going to the STates.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


This is Geordie a Scottish gnome who looks after the haggis in the winter time.   He's out giving them their night time feed, larks tongues dipped in heather honey

Monday, 15 November 2010

Ekern Santas

 These I carved from a pattern in Gerald Ekern's book.  I like the design and they were fun to do.   The book I bought on Ebay and my friend Jack forwarded it from the US.

  Just now I'm doing a clean up of bits left from previous carvings .   The other source is almost finished carving, one's I should have finished but did n't.

  I'm told there's a saw mill nearby which sells limewood so I'm going to chack it out .

  Maissee behaves better at the Saturday class .  Each time she showed aggression I corrected her.  Better than the previous week but a long way to go.  We just hope this socializing works.  Having a dog on a lead all the time is not something I want.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

more wood I've spoiled

 A bit unkund but a caricature of my pal Jack and his hound.  Fortunately he has a great sense of humour and the Pond will be between us when it arrives.

   Another pal, 5 years old goin on 50, has gone off with my little carvings of Santa.  These were put on a shelf he can n't reach.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

angry fishermen

 EEC regulations are making for a lot of unhappy fishermen in this part of the world.  So I carved this wee fella to represent their anger.  The regulations are restrictive and yet fail to answer the problems related to over fishing.  The over fishing on our costal waters is caused not only by our vessels but all EEC members fleets.   Brussels has a knack of letting regulations over rule commons sense.  

Sunday, 7 November 2010


My wife commented that " You never carve female caricatures"! Well that's cured now. 
For my own protection this carving is not based on anyone I know nor anyone I might not know.