Carvings

Bill Gourlay


Fuchsia A rose carved from Base wood with a genuine dried rose stem. The base is Walnut. The finish is Acrylic and Varathane on the rose with Tung Oil on the base.

Highlander made by carving a Birch branch. The finish is Varathane and wax.
6/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Mountain Man II carved from a Birch branch with the bark left on the back. Pipe is Basswood and the base is Mahogany. Approximately 7" tall, it is finished with Sanding Sealer and Semi-gloss Varathane.
5/6/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill carved the Boots and Hat from Walnut.
5/6/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Bob carved this Penasaurus pen holder from Walnut and Olive. The finish is Polyurethane. The kids love it.
5/6/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


More T'ang Horse Bookends by Bill. This seconds set of T'ang Dynasty Horse Bookends is made from Basswood and Butternut. The finish is sanding sealer, Semi-gloss Varathane & wax.

Stylized Curlew by Bill. This Walnut bird was carved from a 'Stude' wood block. The base is simple Zebrawood, and it is finished in Tung Oil and wax.

Polar Bear #4 is carved from Basswood and is about 8.5"x6"x5". The finish is sanding sealer and wax.

These T'ang Horse Bookends are carved from Oak and Walnut. They are finished with Tung Oil and Wax.

Bill's Walrus is carved from a single piece of found Manzanita donated by Bob Pollard. Minimum carving was required. Seamstress ballpoint pens were inset for the eyes, paint brush bristles for the whiskers. The finish is Acrylic on the tusks but sanding sealer and wax on the rest.

Wood Spirit is carved driftwood with a Mahogany base. There is wax on the base only.

Grizzly #6 Carved from a Butternut block and finished with Tung Oil & wax. The eyes are ballpoint seamstress pins. Approx. 5 1/2" tall and 8 1/2" long.
9/3/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Wolfgang Ludeking


These twisted shapes are single pieces of basswood.
5/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Polar Bear #3 sits on Bill's coffee table. It is carved Basswood and is approximately 10"x6:x5". The finished is Sanding sealer and Wax.
5/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Loren Stone



4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard



4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Walking Stick #6 carved from a Birch branch and finished in Minwax Finishing Wax.
4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Rose is Bob's first rose. The base is Walnut, the stem and feet are Olive and the Rose/Leaves are Mansanita. It has four coats of clear lacquer.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Dale Iddings


Big Fish or Fisherman's Dream. It is carved from Alder after an ad he saw a few years ago. It is finished in polyurethane.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Two Shelf Mice

Humming Bird

Owl

Humming Bird

Mouse on Log Notes: The carvings are made from Olive, Manzanita, and Walnut. The finish is Watco Danish Oil or clear varnish.
1/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Wood Spirit Power carved from driftwood, approximately 16" tall. Finished in light acrylic wash and wax.
12/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Bob carved these two Bison Skulls from Walnut and finished them with Polyurethane (on one) and Watco Danish Oil (on the other).
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


The Colt. This stylized horse head, power-carved from laminated Basswood with Mahogany base approximately 8" tall. The finish is Varathane on the base and wax on the carving.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Tatooed Polar Bear Power carved from a Birch log it is approximately 6"x6"x9 1/2". It has a heart shaped knot (tatoo) on the left rump, which is, unfortunately, not visible in the picture. The finish is Minwax Finishing Wax.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

James Kostrab


James created this Arlensaurous from... guess what? Arlen Wood!

7/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Catch of the Day The fish is carved from Butternut with a Dremel tool. It is mounted on driftwood, with minimal carving, and attached to an acrylic painted base. The finish is sanding sealer and acrylics.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Cupcakes is carved from Butternut, also with a Dremel tool after initial cuts on a band saw. (The paper plate is for the reality illusion). The finish is acrylics with Krylon matte finish.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Walking Stick #3 was made from a piece of donated, unknown, wood. It is finished with acrylics and Krylon matte finish.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Fuschia Roses Power-carved from Butternut (1) and Walnut (2) with a Dremel Tool. Stems are real, dried rose stems, cured in the microwave oven. Finish: Sanding Sealer, acrylics, Krylon Matte Finish.
4/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Stampede Carved in driftwood, approx. 2' long.? It's interesting how the natural yellow grain looks like dust kicked up by the hooves. That was an unintended surprise. Finish: None, except for some Tung Oil on the faraway hills
4/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Bill's Wood Spirit is again carved from Driftwood using a Dremel Tool and an Exacto Knife. The finish is Sanding Sealer, acrylic point for antiquing, and finishing wax.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Bill shows his latest carving of the Scottish Highlander made from a neighbor's donated Birch branch. It was carved with a Dremel tool, Ryobi reciprocating chisel, and Exacto knife. The finish is sanding sealer, Walnut stai for antiquing and finishing wax.
2/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This wonderful Walking Stick was intrically carved by Bill. The handle is carved from Walnut and the body from an Ornamental Plum Branch. Handle and body were joined with a 5/8" dowel. Tools used were: Dremel Tool, Ryobi Reciprocating Chisel, and Exacto knife. The finish is Sanding Sealer, Walnut stain for antiquing and Finishing Wax.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


These are the latest of Bill's wonderfull carving collection. He calls them Indian #2, Indian #3, and The U.S. Marshall. Each is approximately 6" tall, carved from a Birch branch using: Dremel tool, Ryobi reciprocating chisel & Exacto knife. They are finished in sanding sealer and finishing wax.
11/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Hergesheimer


Dave made these carvings. The first is a Spider Web Flask. The second is a Bark Edge Flask. They are made from Olive and California Walnut with brass brazing rod. The finish is CA glue and Lacquer.
11/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Nickerson


Chuck made this Hawaiian Knuckle Buster with instruction from an Hawaiian Native. It is made from Koa and finished with water.
11/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Mountain Man is a 5"x8" tall Basswood figure. A slight breeze from his right has tipped up his hat brim slightly, blown hair onto his face, turned down his mustache and ruffled his beard. He has a mink tail neclace with two bear claws on it. The finish is sanding sealer with finishing wax. Reference: Carving the Historic Western Face" by Bob Lundy.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Cowboy #4 is also a 5"x8" tall carving. It is made from Butternut. This cowboy has been in one too many bar fights, as his nose will attest. It is finished in Finishing Wax. Reference: Carving the Historic Western Face" by Bob Lundy.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Hibiscus #5 (& #6). These are carved from Butternut and mounted on driftwood and set on a slice of Cherry burl. The finishes: Hibiscus and leaves, Sanding Sealer and Acrylics plus Krylon Matte Finish on leaves and outside of flower. The inside has high gloss Varathane. Reference: "Carving Realistic Flowers in Wood", by Wanda Marsh.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


The Fisherman. This bust of a fisherman in foul weather gear is carved from butternut. It is approximately 5" wide by 6 1/2" tall. The finish is sanding sealer, acrylics, Krylon matte finish on face and shirt and high gloss Varathane on the slicker. Note the uncanny resemblance to Felix!
7/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Classic Purple and White Sterling Rose carved from driftwood. It is finished in sanding sealer, Acrylics, and Krylon Matte finish.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


The Three Cowboys was a beginner's attempt to carve western faces from driftwood. The finish is Sanding Sealer, Acrylics on hat, shirt, hair and Krylon Matte finish on all. Reference: "Carving the Historic Western Face", by Bob Lundy.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Hibiscus #4... Hibiscus and leaves carved from driftwood then mounted on driftwood and set on a Purple Heart base. Finish: Hibiscus and leaves: Sanding Sealer, Acrylics, Krylon Matte finish all applied before being attached to the unfinished driftwood. The Purple Heart base was immersed in a 20% solution of muriatic acid for about three minutes, rinsed, dried and finished with several coats of Minwax Finishing Wax.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


This Birch Hiking Stick was first carved with the many faces then finished in Sanding Sealer and Minwax Finishing Wax.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


The Apple is a stylized sculpture made from Basswood. The base is Walnut and stained with MinWax special walnut stain and finished with several coats of Formbys Tung Oil Finish. The apple is brushed with sanding sealer and sprayed with high gloss Varathane.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


The Gift is a stylized sculpture of a hand and rose. The hand and base are Walnut. The rose is Basswood. The Base and hand are stained with MinWax special walnut stain and finished with several coats of Formbys Tung Oil Finish. The rose is painted in Acrylics and sprayed with high gloss Varathane.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Andrew Purdy


Mini Elk Bust Andrew carved this bull elk from a single piece of Tupelo; but the single piece was cut and re-aligned to the grain for strength in the antlers and ears. It is finished in Acrylic paints.
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Two Hibiscus Bill Carved these from Basswood. The first is growing from driftwood and the second on Redwood Burl. Both have an Oak base and are finished with Varathane and Acrylics.
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Runs with Wolves This carving is made from driftwood and is finished in Acrylic. The first image shows the carving before finishing.
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


F-16 Carving of an F-16 on a cloud background for Bill's grandson, who is in the Air Force. Made from Poplar and finished with Acrylic.
2/9/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


The Cardinal Bill's latest carving of a face is made from driftwood w/ Varathane finish. Then, it was antiqued by applying Walnut stain and wiping it off 5 minutes later.
2/9/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Hibiscus is one of two carvings for this month from Bill. It is carved from Basswood and finished in Acrylic. The base is driftwood.
1/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


This Santa with Floppy Hat is carved also from Basswood and finished in Acrylic.
1/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Windswept is carved from Redwood driftwood. It is finished in wax.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Gone Fishin' is carved from a single piece (except the fish) of an unknown species of driftwood. The bear is finished in Tung Oil.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Size 3 w/ Hammertoe and Spats is also carved from driftwood. It is finished in Varathane.
Bill reminds us to put Safety first!
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


This Baby Bear is made from Walnut and finished in Tung Oil.
9/7/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Bill's Grizzly2 is made from Redwood Driftwood (both pieces). The bear is finished with Tung Oil.
9/7/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Andrew Purdy


Andrew's carving called Juvy Blue Bird Pair. It features two hand crafted birds on a branch. The birds and branch are carved from Tupleo. The leaves are paper with copper wire. The stand is Walnut. The birds and branch are finished with Acrylic. The stand is finished with wipe-on polyurethane. Everything is hand made except the eyes.
9/7/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


The first is a Grizzly Bear. It is made of Stude Walnut and is finished with Tung Oil.
8/3/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a sculpture in which individual carvings of geese (walnut) and fish (tupelo) have been mounted. It is titled "Sea & Sky" and finished with semi-gloss Varathane. The light source from opposite directions shows off the 3-D quality. The simple dado-ed walnut frame wraps up this project.
8/3/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


The title of this carving is Rappelling. It is made from 'Stude' Walnut and finished in Tung Oil. The actual dimensions are approximately 9 1/2"h. x 5"w. x 2"d.
6/9/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Regal Eagle intarsia from a pattern by Judy Gale Roberts in Wood Magazine issue #171. The woods are Walnut, Aspen, and Yellowheart. The finish is Watco Danish Oil, medium dark and Watco original Danish Oil with a top coat of Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
3/1/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Andrew Purdy


Andrew made this Bear Carving from a single block of Tupelo. It is finished in various Acrylic paints.
9/8/2006 Click on image for closeup.

Andrew Purdy


This Carved Meadowlark is made from Tupelo and has a Cherry base. The carving is painted with Acrylic Paints. Everything was hand made except from the twig, eyes and feet.
3/3/2006 Click on image for closeup.

Bill Gourlay


This Carved Elephant is made from Mahogany and finished in Tung Oil and wax.
5/5/2005 Click on image for closeup.

Andrew Purdy


This hand carving was made from Basswood.
4/8/2005 Click on image for closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Abstract Mountain Sculpture is made from Birdseye Maple, Birch, Mahogany, Zircote, Rosewood, Oak, Kody Walnut, Padauk, and Purple Heart. The finish is oil on the base and water base on top.
3/3/2005 Click on image for closeup.

Bill Gourlay


This figure is carved from Sugar Pine and the base is stained walnut. The finish is Tung Oil and wax.
3/1/2005 Click on image for closeup.

Chuck Diedrich


These Cribbage Boards were made by Chuck Diedrich. The State boards for Wisconsin, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and New York are made from various woods with brass inserts.
2/4/2005 Click on image for closeup.


This Guitar shaped Cribbage Board is made from hard maple with concentric inlays of Purple Heart and Coco bolo. The neck is laminated Purple Heart and Oak edge banding to simulate the guitar strings. The frets are inlaid brass. Cribbage scoring pegs are stored as simulated string tensioners in the handle. They are removable, modified brass shelf holders, inserted into 1/8" brass sleeves.
It is finished in Tung Oil and wax.
2/4/2005 Click on image for closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Bill made these carvings mainly from Stude Walnut. The Grizzly Bear stands on a piece of driftwood picked up at the Oxnard beach.
All are finished in a special Walnut stain, Tung Oil and wax.
2/4/2005 Click on image for closeup.


This collection from Bill Gourlay: The large turtle is made from Walnut and finished in 14 coats of Tung Oil.
The small turtles are made from Mahogany.
The stylized Bull, the Owl, and the G-Clef are made from Walnut
The Spoon is made from Teak.
12/4/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Head... "designer item not included" This is a comic head carved from solid walnut donated by Carl Stude. The finish is Tung Oil.
9/2/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Bill carved 32 of these whimsical shelf mice with a Dremel tool, using plans from a borrowed woodcarvers' magazine.  Designed to sit on a shelf, a computer, etc., with the head hanging over the edge, the mice shown here were made from Maple, Walnut (stained and unstained), and Mahogany (stained and unstained). Eyes are seamstress' pins, shortened and epoxied into eye sockets.  Whiskers are black paintbrush bristles, individually epoxied into holes drilled by microbits (1/8" shafts), obtained on the Internet from www.ehobbytools.com.
9/2/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Walnut Box Engraved walnut box;  3" x 5".  Special Walnut stain with Tung Oil.
7/7/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Dolphin
7/7/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Wood Spirit Bill's "Wood Spirit" is made from Redwood driftwood and finished in acrylic gray wash.
6/5/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Cat The cat is solid walnut and is sleeping on a pillow of alder.
5/6/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Sea Birds The seabird and pelican are made from driftwood and walnut.
5/6/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Barefeet Two realistic looking pieces of driftwood slightly enhanced.  Special Walnut stain with Sanding Sealer only.
7/7/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Barracuda Natural driftwood with carved fins and black marble eye added. Mounted on an engraved walnut base. Both pieces finished with Special Walnut stain and high gloss Varathane.
4/1/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Rose Basswood carved rose, painted in acrylics, and mounted on driftwood which was finished with Special Walnut stain and high gloss Varathane. The rose was carved as three, nested sections.
4/1/2004 Click on image for closeup.


Wendy Desk Name Plate Engraved walnut desk nameplate. Name (Wendy) chiseled with a Ryobi reciprocating tool/V-bit. Background stippling applied with a Dremel tool/#2 round burr. Not shown here is the back side with its engraved roses and leaves. Finished with Special Walnut stain and Tung Oil.
4/1/2004 Click on image for closeup.

Morning Glories
Morning Glories Bill's first carving project. Morning Glories and Leaves carved from Tupelo, mounted on driftwood and painted in natural colors with acrylics. Base is solid walnut with Special Walnut Stain and high gloss Varathane.
3/4/2004 Click on image for closeup.

Chuck Diedrich

Diedrich Insert
Chuck Diedrich carved this Fireplace insert from hard maple and Kingwood. The technique used to color most of the image is burning!
3/4/2004 Click on image for closeup.

Diedrich Hawk
Chuck Diedrich carved this Red Tail Hawk from tupelo.
2/6/2004 Click on image for closeup.