Monday, February 14, 2011

They're Taking Over!

I don't only make Noah's Arks. I whittle other things, like Gnomes. But this is piracy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Animal Blanks Cut & Packed For Florida

Well, I made a big deal out of putting off carving the animals. Now I'll fess up. I do the carving on the beach in Florida. We'll be at a beach house for the month of March. I've cut out some blanks, and packed them for the trip.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Carving the Animals

You all do known that I have been putting off carving the animals. The arks are much more fun to make. Each one is different. The animals on the other hand.............................

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tall Noah's Ark

This is a taller Noah's Ark. The cow is about 3 inches tall. The arks hull is crown molding that was recently salvaged from a house remodel. The roof is leather hinged and the top cabin is intended to store the animals. I still may add some trim over the windows and doors; and of course apply some ware and antiquing.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Barn Noah's Ark

When you cannot go anywhere because of the ice, you make another Noah's Ark. This is a 15 inch tall Ark. It's a bit smaller that the others. I will carve some slightly smaller animals for this one. I may carve only North American animals for this one, since it's a "barn ark". I also plan some hex signs for the side of the barn.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Double Door Noah's Ark - Continued

Here's two slightly different angles of the double door Noah's Ark. There's a shelf inside the hull with several stalls. If you look close you can see a tiger in a stall. Still must round off some corners and antique it a bit, and put a bottom on it. Notice the window in the top right corner of the right hand photo. If you look closely that's a tree encased in ice. We have anywhere from 3/8 to 1/2 inch of ice on everything. A good day to stay inside and play....That's just what I did...