Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wildlife on bucksaws

These are some of the different pictures I've done using the old bucksaws. I cut a piece of masonite to fit in the back of the old saw and paint my picture on that. I take the saw apart and clean it up. then maybe some stain and polyurathane. I wirebrush the top piece that holds it together, then tack the finished picture in the back. $125.00

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Possum up a tree

This is an example of kohlrosing, an ancient Norwegian art. In a piece of wood you make cuts and where you want it darker, make them closer together and criss-cross the lines. Then you grind coffee grounds very fine and rub in the cuts. Sand it off and apply mineral oil. We did this today in carving class and I posted this for Bill to see.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

O say can you see

Carving is so much fun. I did about ten of the eagle heads for my great-grandchildren and step grandchildren for Christmas. Made one for myself also

All the saws I paint on are industrial junk. People give them to me rather then just throw them away.

Majestic Eagle

Carving is my hobby. This was a pretty big project, but it was fun. That's what I do, either paint or carve. Thankfully I have that.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

John Deere

I started teaching a couple girls to paint. They are doing OK,

Farmall M tractor
Finches on crackled background

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The eagles are coming back. What a joy

Before you can paint on a saw, you have to get all the rust off. Either by sand-blasting or you can dip it in muriatic acid. then it needs a coat of anti-rust primer.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Turkey Huntin'

Gone Fishin'

Largemouth Bass

Cooling Off

Loons on the Lake

Howling at the moon
Wood ducks - Landin in the Marsh