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Lois’ Carvings

I’ve included a few pictures of Lois’ carvings to share with family members.  As I’ve gained experience turning, I’ve started seeing shapes and forms in trees and blocks of wood.  But, I can’t see animals!  Watching her transform a block of wood into one of these is an amazing process.  So, enjoy.

Lois first carving This is Lois’ first carving

The bear is 3 1/2 inches tall with no base, carved from basswood with a wax finish.

otter  A Carving With Attitude!

This river otter is 11 1/2 inches tall including base and is carved from basswood with a cherry base. The carving is painted with acrylic paint.

plate Lois took a plate that I had turned and was going to  throw away cause I didn’t like it.  She carved away, and it looks pretty cool. The hibiscus flower is painted with acrylic paint and the plate is finished with a wipe on poly finish.

The plate is 10 inches in diameter and is ash.

lynx Lynx

This guy is not finished. He is carved from basswood but no base yet.

big horn sheep Sheep

The sheep bust is 8 inches tall including base, carved from basswood with a painted maple base. The sheep is painted with acrylic paints and finished with a spray on matte finish.

wolfe Wolf

The wolf head is 12 1/2 inches tall including base. It is carved from basswood with a maple base. The carving is painted with acrylics and finished with a spray on matte finish.

tiger  Sumatran Tiger

The tiger is 7 3/4 inches tall including base. The carving is basswood with a painted maple base. The tiger is painted with acrylics and finished with a spray on matte finish.

bear wall hanging Bears

This is a wall hanging that is 14 inches high and 7 inches wide carved from basswood. The bears are painted with acrylics and finished with a matte spray on finish.

buff Buff

Buff is 9 1/2 inches tall including the walnut base. The buffalo is stained and finished with a spray on matte finish.