Category Archives: California Carver’s Guild

Carousel Rooster carving…

Here’s Joanne’s very latest work in progress – a Carousel Rooster – for the upcoming Santa Clara Valley California Carver’s Guild show.

Note the combination of carving and burning… to which she’ll begin painting it so it appears as a traditional Carousel Animal. (Remember to click the pic for full details!)

I call this last one “Dead Rooster” 🙂

So my wife went away with a bunch of men for the weekend…

I mean, what’s up with that?

Well, it turns out that she was attending a three day “green man” carving class over in Livermore. This class photo shows the “rough” final of their project and the following pics show the work in various stages / lighting, etc. These are really worth clicking on to see the full details….

Here’s a nice close-up of the facial details.

En route to becoming the man he was destined to be…

As they say in the U.K., “Early Days”.

Here’s the green-dude very early on in the process… some basic roughing out done and the chips were about to start flying.

Joanne’s latest carving – Big Horn Sheep

Joanne completed her Big Horn Sheep carving this past week, just in time to send up for dad’s 83rd birthday.

She began working on it in 2006 and several months ago decided to complete the carving, then burn the hair, then send to pop for his birthday. She estimates that she’s got at least 40+ hours of carving and at least 40+ hours of burning the hair / horn elements. If you’re the type that likes real details, then you may be interested in knowing there are ~300 burn strokes per sq in and there are ~20 sq in of burn area… that’salotta detail work, isn’t it?

Great job, luv, dad will love it!

Bee My Honey?

Yesterday I added our first honey super and took a pic of a frame from the 2nd brood super. As you can see, they’ve created a great deal of comb, have filled quite a bit of it with nectar and in the upper white area, have capped some of the cells.

I don’t know about you, but to me it’s pretty ugly looking and not at all what I think of when I think Honeycomb and Honey.

Anyway, there you have it – honey is on the way 🙂