My First Carving

Wood Carving 002I remember doing this first face carving   and being excited that I actually carved a face.  It sure looks lame now, but everyone has to start some where. Improving comes with time and the only way to be a better carver is to carve.  I missed a year or so carving when I had my neck fused and a few month when I recently tore out my bicep, but lately I am trying to carve more consistently so I can continue to enjoy carving and improve.I carved the one on the right a few months after that first face in 2008.  It sure looks lame now, but everyone has to start some where. Improving comes with time and the only way to be a better carver is to carve.  I missed a year or so carving when I had my neck fused and a few month when I recently tore out my bicep, but lately I am trying to carve more consistently so I can continue to enjoy carving and improve.I

Bloody Fingers Woodcarving Club

Since starting to carve I have gotten some friends interested. One, Dean, started a club at our church. We meet once a month, eat, carve, talk, and eat some more. It has been a great group of men to carve with, encourage, and pray for. I look forward to carving together each month.  I appreciate Dean leading this group.  Carving with other brings inspiration and motivation. If you live in Monroe County Michigan or the Toledo Area, throw a message and I’ll let you know of the next meeting to carve.

Carving With Marty

I got a chance to carve with Marty Eddinger yesterday. He is the one that introduced me to woodcarving. Hes my main woodcarving encourager. He has moved back to Michigan so we get to carve together once in awhile. He is a great teacher and an amazing carver.  He is also a great friend and a pastor at our church (Compelled Church) in Temperance, MI and Toledo Ohio.  He has some great carvings and continues to get better.