Avenue Woodcarving pinboards located on pinterest
list of technical articles, by date, published on this blog
Using Pinterest (a type of picture-sharing network; www.pinterest.com) I have collated several ‘pinboards’ of, hopefully, useful and inspiring images which can be accessed as follows:
Carvings from Avenue Woodcarving
shameless plug of some of my work, although much of this also appears in the entries and galleries of this blog
Carvings on Boats and Ships
Carvings found on boats and ships from all around the world, EXCLUDING figureheads (apart from a few exceptional figures). The ‘board includes sternboards, quarterboards, tillers and decorative carving from tall ships, dug-out canoes and everything in between. The reasons for not including figureheads are that they are very well represented on the internet and I do not wish to flood the board with figureheads and make it unwieldy.
A collection of eclectic images of, I think, exceptional work, from museums and from contemporary makers
Ideas and Patterns
A pinboard of images to inspire; of things I might carve one day, tools to make and interesting or unusual uses for timber, including glue-laminated timber.
A small pinboard of lovespoons but trying to steer away from mass-produced spoons.
Car Bonnet Mascots
Car bonnet-mascots are really wonderful little sculptures and well worth studying, particularly for anyone interested in art from the 1920s to the 1950s. There are over 300 here!
Wooden You Believe It
Wooden machines, mechanisms and structures; things you may not necessarily think of making with timber.
Carved Antler and Bone
Greyhound Carving Patterns
Ships Cat-heads and lions
please feel free to use these as you see fit but please note that these are published for personal use and not for commercial purposes
Technical articles and how-to’s located within the blog listed by date, oldest first:
carving scales – June 2013, see also rifle stock carving – Aug-Sept 2013
ebonising oak – June 2013
rifle-stock finishing using home-made stains – June 2013
carve a dragon head – July 2013
carving a rifle-stock (scales and rope-work) – Aug/Sept 2013
draw a circular celtic knot – Nov 2013
carve a lion head – Jan 2014
carve traditional ship’s cat-head – Feb 2014
mini cross-bow – March 2014
carve hull half-model – May 2014
working with antler – June-Sept 2014
carve a simple dog’s head – Nov 2014
make arrows, how to – May 2015
grinding, sharpening and honing tools – Aug 2015
heat treat yew bow – Nov 2015
figurehead carving part 1 – Dec 2015
figurehead carving part 2 – Jan 2016
figurehead carving part 3 – Jan 2017
take-down bow – April 2016
carving rope-work – May 2016 – see also Aug/Sept 2013
carved diaper pattern – June 2016