Friday, November 9, 2012


Just finished a new carving  so opened  the blog to record its history.
If I do not take photos and record details, I even forget what timber it is let alone other
The Court Jester, my take on a Ian Norbury piece.This is Mr. Norbury's first carving
in his new downloadable instruction lessons. I downloaded the first 5 lessons of a total of 15 lessons in the series.About AU$ 1.60 per lesson. Well worth it for any new carvers out there.

Anyway, my jester is in Queensland Maple, 240 mm high,140 mm wide and 110 mm deep.
It is finished with Minwax wipe on poly, 5 coats, and a little wax to finish off.

Hope you like him



Friday, August 31, 2012


                                                     JOHN HOWARD

This is my version of John Howard, Australian Prime Minister 1996 to 2007.

The carving is jelutong, 180 mm high, and finished with wipe on poly

Friday, June 15, 2012


Here is the next in the series.
Paul Keating,Prime Minister of Australia
1991- 1996

Whits Beech  approx 180 mm high. Finished  with Danish oil,and sealed with shellac and wax.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


To continue the series of Prime Ministers, it is John Gorton's turn this time.
Mr Gorton was Prime Minister in the period of 1968 to 1971.

White Beech,190 mm, finished with danish oil and sealed with shellac and wax.
I hope you enjoy.

Regards Terry


Monday, June 11, 2012



                                                         Kevin Rudd

June is here and so is winter. It has been very cold and wet the last few days.

I have completed three more in my Prime Minister series, and I will show them separately.

The first is Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia 2007- 2010.  The carving is  200 mm high in Jelutong and finished with danish oil,sealed with white shellac and wax. The glasses were made with thin handy wire, soldered and painted. A little trick I picked up from the Out West Carving blog .

Regards, Terry



Thursday, May 10, 2012


Well I finally bit the bullet, I have always had a wish to be able to carve a likeness of someone.
I have tried in the past with no success, but decided to try again. This time I studied the form first
instead of going gang ho and in to it.

This is my interpretation of our Prime Minister Julia Gillard, The bust is in white beech approx 180 mm high and finished with danish oil, white shellac anh polish.

I think this time I have reached a likeness which I think is close.

Hope you  can see her as well.

Apologies for my bad photo's, they always appear washed out.


Thursday, April 5, 2012


It's been a while since my last post. I seem to keep being side tracked into home duties, like lawn and garden or it is to hot or to cold for the shed.
Anyway this piece was started last October and now finished apart for the final mounting.
The Skull is White Beech finished with danish oil,white shellac and wax. 250 mm high.

A couple more to show. This girl was crafted from  Chillian Myrtle some time back and has just been
mounted. She is 350mm high and finished in arbour oil and wax.

One more, this piece stems from a friend showing me a wall mask that was made out of leather and decided it would be a nice exercise in wood. The timber is camphor laurel 300mm X 220mm finished with danish oil,shellac and wax. Camphor is ready available in my area (cheap) and carves very well

That is all for now, but I have been quite taken with some love spoons I have seen lately and would like to investigate the challenge they seem to be. Boy there are some smart carvers out there who produce these spoons.
Until next time , happy carving