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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Bench!

I wanted to share in DETAIL an awesome SW bench I made.
It's carved from Western Red Cedar

It's 70" long, 14" deep, and the ends are 25" tall
The bench itself (for you to actually sit on!) is 43"...
more than enough for two people to sit on!
This is what you see at a distance...
(Notice the racoons in the tree above it!)
Here is the bench a bit closer in...

A close-up of the left side (the owl)

 ...and a close-up of the right side (the coyote)

This sells for $500

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I've been busy...

I've been quite busy building up stock here in our new home in AZ.
Below is just a sampling of what I've done recently in the past few months.
Hopefully, soon we'll get more posted.
I've done a few shows here in Sierra Vista to show and sell carvings,
so some of these are now SOLD.

This is a 5.5ft saguaro cactus with a small owl.
Made from Western Red Cedar.

Details of the owl...

Below are some of my best sellers, tiny owls.
They are $25 each

Range from 3-6 inches each

This bear is 4 ft tall.
What a character he is!

This next guy is also SOLD
He is 3.5 ft.

Photos show his
front and

This is a bench with an owl on one side, and a coyote on the other.
It's  2ft tall, 5.5ft wide.

You see the racoons up in the tree???
I've shown those before... Often I do them for address signs.

Below is a little turtle... it's actually the second one I've done..
measures about 3x6"...  $40 each
both SOLD.

Here's a Snowy Owl carved for a local customer.

I did a on-site carving for a local customer of a long-hair maiden...
from that I came up with my version of a long-hair maiden,
and her pet bear.
Maiden is:  34" T, 10" D    $300
Bear is:  12"H, 17"L   $150

Monday, February 15, 2010

The long-hair maiden

I was commissioned to carve a ten foot pine tree stump for a local customer.
I built a scaffolding
and carved from the top down.

Here is the story.

Owners had the large tree taken down by a tree service.
They asked me to come on over and take a look.

First I carved a practice piece... 
a mere 15" long-hair maiden.

They were quite happy with this,
just wanted a couple of minor changes.

Next I built the scaffolding.

Finally it was time to start on the carving!

Started at the top... 
and worked my way down.

The owners wanted the bark left on for texture and effect.

After some thought and planning (by the owners and myself)
for a necklace,
I went back and finished it.

A close-up of the necklace details...

It has some stones collected by the owner and 
some Apache Tears that I had on hand.

And yes, it was done with a chainsaw.

This is an elegant piece of art 
and a very nice addition to their 
beautifully landscaped backyard.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wanted to share what I've done recently.

Hope you enjoy!

Three walking bears... 
Each 10x6x7"
Each $80

8.5" x 3.5"  bear in a log... 
next photo will show more!
and the backside...

A custom order for a customer...
3 [tiny] Bears roasting marshmellows..

Mushrooms carved from cedar and mesquite...

Monday, January 11, 2010

for the birds...

Some great birdfeeders...
and a unique birdbath!

This birdfeeder is a hollowed out Western Red Cedar log...
with a hand-cut cedar shake roof.
House is 8" diameter, 16" tall
Pole is 76" tall

$100 house only / $150 with a stand

a close-up of the house with cedar shakes...

If you are interested, Terry will make a NEW one for you!

The next is a unique birdfeeder!
The birds seem to love it!
Some stand on the edge to feed,
others stand right in the the middle!
Fun to watch.
The 'bowl' is carved from Western Red Cedar and measures 11"diameter, 6" high,
  with the 'bowl' just a few inches deep. It holds up to about 3 cups of seed.
The tripod stand is from Mesquite. The total height is 34" high. 
Very durable and unique.

with a bird...

Then, the birdbath!
The birds really love this.
Fresh water... for drinking or bathing.
Sealed with Varathane to hold water.
Top is carved from Ash.
Legs are Mesquite.
One of a kind...
Can make one more... with the ASH

another view...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

a true old west false front!

Just wanted to share the old western false front I built to showcase my carvings.
It will become the front of a storage shop I'm building on my property.
Wish you could see the roof top... I salvaged some old tin pieces from a structure that blew down near my property... we love to re-use old stuff!
Notice the handle on the door...

Thanks for visiting!

the three bears...

Wanted to show you three new stump bears...

They are 13-14.5" tall and all are 8" diameter. Each sells for $100