Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Simple OWL Pendent / Pin

Those who follow this blog know that I am always on the prowl for projects for the beginner carver.  I look for projects that are quick, simple, and make use of primarily the knife.  The projects that I choose for this are ones that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time and will give the carver/whittler the best chance of success.  These projects, when done and shown to folks will result in them saying,"that's neat, or that's cool".  Here's such a project that might serve my purpose.

This little owl is whittled on the corner, and can be any reasonable size.  This one is about 1 1/2 inches in height, and cut from a 7/8th inch thick piece of Basswood.  A unique feature of this piece is the eyes.  The eyes are the "button" screw head plugs, with an additional 1/8th inch hole drilled into the center of the plug.  There are small black beads glued in the 1/8" holes.

In the following days there may be additional information on whittling this small simple owl.

1 comment:

Birds Of A Feather Flutes said...


I was looking at Gene's blog. Some of your carvings were there. Point is the busts would make great projects. Do you plan to share some of those on the blog? Or are they going to be in your book in april?