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ninthwavedesigns photos downloadThe oil finish on the Elemental Celtic Cross woodcarving brought out a surprising amount of variation in the color of the wood. There is a deep dark reddish brown wave of grain that I have never encountered before when carving mahogany. What is interesting is that there wasn't a hint of this darkness at all while I was carving. There is no end to the surprises when working with wood! #ninthwavedesigns #carving #handcarved #woodcarving #handtools #traditionalwoodcarving #mahogany #woodgrain #surprise #smokey #spiral #celticart #celticart #celticcross #elements #elemental

The oil finish on the Elemental Celtic Cross woodcarving brought out a surprising amount of variation in the color of the wood. There is a deep dark reddish brown wave of grain that I have never encountered before when carving mahogany. What is interesting is that there wasn't a hint of this darkness at all while I was carving. There is no end to the surprises when working with wood! #ninthwavedesigns #carving #handcarved #woodcarving #handtools #traditionalwoodcarving #mahogany #woodgrain #surprise #smokey #spiral #celticart #celticart #celticcross #elements #elemental

ninthwavedesigns photos downloadThe painted finish is done for the 2016 plaque, and is drying now awaiting the final finish. As with the last plaque I carved, I had the most fun carving and painting the birds, so here is a detail of the American eagle with the Cuban trogan bird. #ninthwavedesigns #carving #woodcarving #handcarved #traditionalwoodcarving #womeninwoodcarving #formplaque #formplaqueproject #spsformof2016 #eagle #trogan #cuba

The painted finish is done for the 2016 plaque, and is drying now awaiting the final finish. As with the last plaque I carved, I had the most fun carving and painting the birds, so here is a detail of the American eagle with the Cuban trogan bird. #ninthwavedesigns #carving #woodcarving #handcarved #traditionalwoodcarving #womeninwoodcarving #formplaque #formplaque project #spsformof 2016 #eagle #trogan #cuba

kevinshowell_custom photos downloadNothing too exciting in the shop today so another piece from years past. Phoenix Rising... This one has a story 16" tall basswood. This was part of a much larger carving installation for the opening of the Cooper Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009 I believe. It had been The Cooper Theatre for many years and this was giving honor to that history. Designer and woodcarver Nathen Stanely brought me in on this one to carve details such as this. He had worked extensively with the client before doing all of the work for The Local, as well as some for Kieran's Irish Pub (the original) not sure if he worked on the Liffey. Anyone local will recognize this as being Kieran Folliard, who was an absolute pleasure to work with. He sold the pub's went on to develop Two Gingers Whiskey and is now on to developing The Food Building right here in NE Minneapolis Arts district! #neartsdistrict #nempls #thecooper #cooperpub #woodcarving #traditionalwoodcarving #woodsculpture #phoenixbird #customwork #interiordesign #interiors #commercialinteriors​ #architectural #design #dsignbuild #twogingerswhiskey #mplsfood #twincities #qualitymade #handmade #beauty,hope,significance

Nothing too exciting in the shop today so another piece from years past. Phoenix Rising... This one has a story 16" tall basswood. This was part of a much larger carving installation for the opening of the Cooper Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009 I believe. It had been The Cooper Theatre for many years and this was giving honor to that history. Designer and woodcarver Nathen Stanely brought me in on this one to carve details such as this. He had worked extensively with the client before doing all of the work for The Local, as well as some for Kieran's Irish Pub (the original) not sure if he worked on the Liffey. Anyone local will recognize this as being Kieran Folliard, who was an absolute pleasure to work with. He sold the pub's went on to develop Two Gingers Whiskey and is now on to developing The Food Building right here in NE Minneapolis Arts district! #neartsdistrict #nempls #thecooper #cooperpub #woodcarving #traditionalwoodcarving #woodsculpture #phoenixbird #customwork #interiordesign #interiors #commercialinteriors#architectural #design #dsignbuild #twogingerswhiskey #mplsfood #twincities #qualitymade #handmade #beauty ,hope,significance

ninthwavedesigns photos downloadWaxing Philosophic: I am in the process of waxing the Flow Back Atlantic Salmon carving - a process that enhances the natural beauty of the wood itself. The carving is only one aspect of this piece. It is the pattern, color, glow and shimmer of the wood grain that brings it all together. I am ever grateful to the wood - the trees - for the privilege of creating with this beautiful material. #ninthwavedesigns #nofilter #nofilterneeded #mahogany #wood #carving #handcarved #woodcarving #womeninwoodworking #traditionalwoodcarving #atlanticsalmon #salmon #flowback #woodgrain

Waxing Philosophic: I am in the process of waxing the Flow Back Atlantic Salmon carving - a process that enhances the natural beauty of the wood itself. The carving is only one aspect of this piece. It is the pattern, color, glow and shimmer of the wood grain that brings it all together. I am ever grateful to the wood - the trees - for the privilege of creating with this beautiful material. #ninthwavedesigns #nofilter #nofilter needed #mahogany #wood #carving #handcarved #wood carving #womeninwoodworking #traditionalwoodcarving #atlanticsalmon #salmon #flowback #wood grain

curly_ruth photos downloadPretty Thai carving in Tanaporn Massage House #relaxxxxxxed #aloeveramassage #traditionalwoodcarving

Pretty Thai carving in Tanaporn Massage House #relaxxxxxxed #aloeveramassage #traditionalwoodcarving

rwmf.official photos downloadTo take a formless piece of wood and give it life; carving out animals and plants and faces of our ancestors. One could say this is a god's work? #RWMF #rwmf2016 #carving #woodcarving #traditionalart #traditionalwoodcarving #art #beauty

To take a formless piece of wood and give it life; carving out animals and plants and faces of our ancestors. One could say this is a god's work? #RWMF #rwmf 2016 #carving #woodcarving #traditionalart #traditionalwoodcarving #art #beauty

johndavidcarver photos downloadAnd then there's this sound.#traditionalwoodcarving

And then there's this sound.#traditionalwoodcarving

johndavidcarver photos downloadI turned this carver's mallet a couple of days ago. It's #lignumvitae , what's left of the "log" is on the left. It was found by a fellow carver in the Bahamas. No telling how long it laid around in the sand! No rot at all. A beautiful amazing wood, smells sweet when working, and it's very heavy!#woodcarving #traditionalwoodcarving

I turned this carver's mallet a couple of days ago. It's #lignumvitae , what's left of the "log" is on the left. It was found by a fellow carver in the Bahamas. No telling how long it laid around in the sand! No rot at all. A beautiful amazing wood, smells sweet when working, and it's very heavy!#woodcarving #traditionalwoodcarving

johndavidcarver photos downloadFinished cherry brackets with Ohio buckeye motif. 8 sides are all a little different. #architecturalcarving #woodcarving #woodart #traditionalwoodcarving

Finished cherry brackets with Ohio buckeye motif. 8 sides are all a little different. #architecturalcarving #woodcarving #woodart #traditionalwoodcarving

featherandlead photos downloadAcacia wood.In honor of the beautiful and abandoned secret garden of my youth, for @awsommers third installment of The Happening, a one night action of art solidarity.September 19th | 8pm | Cloud City in BKJust a bit more plotting, and then I can unleash the shiny beasts (aka dat knivery) #theBitchisBack #hallelujah #woodcarver #woodcarving #traditionalwoodcarving #wood #woodwork #woodworker #carving #acacia #acaciawood #thehappening #thehappeningnyc

Acacia wood.In honor of the beautiful and abandoned secret garden of my youth, for @awsommers third installment of The Happening, a one night action of art solidarity.September 19th | 8pm | Cloud City in BKJust a bit more plotting, and then I can unleash the shiny beasts (aka dat knivery) #theBitchisBack #hallelujah #wood carver #wood carving #traditionalwoodcarving #wood #wood work #wood worker #carving #acacia #acacia wood #thehappening #thehappening nyc

beruangpooh photos downloadMiniature of Tau Tau (life-sized wooden effigies) carved as the original corpse image #traditionalwoodcarving #culture #Toraja #SouthSulawesi @theculturetrip

Miniature of Tau Tau (life-sized wooden effigies) carved as the original corpse image #traditionalwoodcarving #culture #Toraja #SouthSulawesi @theculturetrip

featherandlead photos downloadThe only good thing about having my workbench literally 3ft away from my stove (in my kitchen) is that occasionally I can get a little carving done while I'm cooking. So yea, right now it's turkey bacon, egg whites and me knocking a bit more wood off of this piece. Multitask on lock! #carving #woodcarving #woodcarver #carver #multitasking #woodwork #woodworking #woodworker #traditionalwoodcarving #walnut #wood #inprogress

The only good thing about having my workbench literally 3ft away from my stove (in my kitchen) is that occasionally I can get a little carving done while I'm cooking. So yea, right now it's turkey bacon, egg whites and me knocking a bit more wood off of this piece. Multitask on lock! #carving #wood carving #wood carver #carver #multitasking #wood work #wood work ing #wood work er #traditionalwoodcarving #walnut #wood #inprogress

featherandlead photos downloadThe delicate roughout from yesterday✋🏼🌹In all sorts of slow progress... #inprogress #woodcarving #woodcarver #carving #handcarved #traditionalwoodcarving #woodwork #walnut #blackwalnut #thehappening2015 also my brass eagle skull bracelet from @lostapostle that I never ever take off. #keepmeaningonyourwrists

The delicate roughout from yesterday✋🏼🌹In all sorts of slow progress... #inprogress #woodcarving #woodcarver #carving #handcarved #traditionalwoodcarving #woodwork #walnut #blackwalnut #thehappening 2015 also my brass eagle skull bracelet from @lostapostle that I never ever take off. #keepmeaningonyourwrists

featherandlead photos downloadI wrote (and drew) this rather depressing thing about Lilies once...some years ago. It was stuck in my head yesterday. Sooo, instead of letting it gnaw away at me, I'm setting it free with this little block of walnut. A slow and steady release... And another bit - Never apologize for being an intense person. Ever. Embrace who you are. Embrace the fact that you can actually FEEL things, and have the ability to use those feelings to fuel your work and create. #realtalk #feelings #carving #woodcarving #anemothursday #thoughtsonalily #woodcarver #carver #traditionalwoodcarving #woodwork #woodworking #woodworker

I wrote (and drew) this rather depressing thing about Lilies once...some years ago. It was stuck in my head yesterday. Sooo, instead of letting it gnaw away at me, I'm setting it free with this little block of walnut. A slow and steady release... And another bit - Never apologize for being an intense person. Ever. Embrace who you are. Embrace the fact that you can actually FEEL things, and have the ability to use those feelings to fuel your work and create. #realtalk #feelings #carving #woodcarving #anemothursday #thoughtsonalily #woodcarver #carver #traditionalwoodcarving #woodwork #woodwork ing #woodwork er

featherandlead photos downloadDecided on clamping it 😂😂 l can't locate my mallet right now (I don't where the F it is) so I'm pushing this chisel by hand and getting some super clean slices 👌🏼It's also giving me a chance to use my non dominant hand to push the chisel while my dominant hand guides it. Practice practice practice!

Decided on clamping it 😂😂 l can't locate my mallet right now (I don't where the F it is) so I'm pushing this chisel by hand and getting some super clean slices 👌🏼It's also giving me a chance to use my non dominant hand to push the chisel while my dominant hand guides it. Practice practice practice!