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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

basswood cutouts, here is the first ( limited)

ok follks so that here is no confusion on the taper cutouts for the sitting series .. these are not rough outs, but cutouts,, ,, here is the taper cutout i was working on,, just like in the videos,,  
and photos of the projects that can be made from these cutouts, all but the amish guy is on youtube . total of six in a small box ,,, cost is 27.00 includes shipping in the usa only,, 

please email me to confirm order,, limited supply , please email me at  carverswoodshop@yahoo.com and i will send you a confirmed email with instructions for payment,, thanks so much ,, keep the chips flying 

, arleen ps hope to get a few more new 
caricatures from this block,, 







Thursday, April 10, 2014

basswood blocks for carverswoodshop projects available

ok folks here we go,, as i was sorting out the basswood i have two boxes to choose from so far
(1) ....small ,,, which is the flat rate box, it has three pieces of basswood ,, 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches long ,, total cost includes shipping only in the usa,, 19.00 ,, for the cone projects, up to 6 projects ,, if your doing bears or the sitting series you will be able to make six of them,, from these blocks
(2)... large,, which is the med flat rate box,,, it has 14 pieces of 1 1/2x 1 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches long .. total cost includes shipping only in the usa ,,, 43.00 you will be able to make 28 to 40 projects depending on which projects you choose
limited amount available.
other s sizes will be available soon,,
1 1/4 x 1 1/4 and 1 x 1 for the spiral santa ornaments project
also will have pre-cut cone basswood blanks for limited projects coming soon,, will have details later,,
i have carved this wood,, and found it to cut with easy and it held detail very well,,
,, make sure your knife is sharp
please be advise ..i tried to pick out the most clear pieces from the wood that i received... there might be some brown streaks, and spots visible.. sometimes with basswood, and i have gotten basswood from all kinds of places, will have this,, the piece will look clear and you might encounter it in the middle,, it still can be carves as normal and painted,, this areas are not soft,, ,,, i will do my best to send as clear pieces as possiblle
please reserve your basswood by emailing me first to see if it is available due to limited amounts,, ... once i confirm your order i will email you details about payment,, either by ck or paypal,
all sales are final,
please email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com or here on facebook in the message section,,, thanks,, arleen
484-364-0471

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

how to purchase basswood , and by monday i will be ready for orders

 
each box,, and you can pick the smaller or larger box,,
here is my plan,,

to make available two sizes of boxes,, small and large



small box is 19.00

large box 43.00

includes shipping,

at this time this will only be available in the usa,,



by monday i have more details of how much is in the boxes and how many projects you can make ,, , and a youtube video about purchasing the boxes,,

thanks everyone,,  i will be back soon with all the details



looking ahead

1!many of you want them cut,, and i am looking to do the same,, make a few cutouts for the cone projects for those that do not have a bandsaw,,,, this will be the same idea,, i will make avaiilable a small box for a set price,,  so this will be determine in a couple of weeks,,



also ordered  some 1 x 1  inch blocks today,, will take a month ,,,,,  so that folk that want to do spiral santa head ornaments.  you can either purchase them in small box ,, i can sell the wood in either cutouts or in long blocks and you can cut them,,  i will  give you more details about this later,,

ok folks i have much to do ,,take care and keep carving,, arleen ,







BASSWOOD IS HERE ,,, this is the first shipment from my lumber guy,, great stuff



Saturday, April 5, 2014

update wood is a coming :)

hi folks, i know its been a while,, things around the farm has been busy the past couple of months,, snowfall meant plowing,, lots of  plowing this year,, and the start of clean up of limbs and branches are still on going,, tractor repair ,  house spring cleaning,   tax time, car inspections, carving show, and taking care of my folks needs has demanded more of my time since dec,,   as they say life gets in the way... carving the past two weeks has come to a stand still,,,  i have yet to unpack all from the show which  i normally do the day after the show,,  but had my sister  here, and we started to spring clean our parents home,, so with all that being said,, it didnt leave a lot of time to  carve,,

the basswood that was to be here before the show ,, well that had to wait a bit longer cause it was not dry enough,, and i got a text this week that it will be delivered on tue april 8th,, they i will test it,,,  and if all goes well and i am happy with it ,, i will make it available for folks to purchase,,  the plan is to have two to four box sizes to choose from,, with a set price which will include the shipping ,,,  it will be easy to order,, i will have these package ready to go,, so it will get to you quickly,,,,   but first things first testing it,,,  my hopes are high,,, i will be sure to put together all the information about it on youtube and here as well,,   keep carving folks,,,  better days are ahead,,  arleen

Sunday, March 23, 2014

lancaster show over till next year, it was great

hi folks in all my hurry and crazy couple of weeks i notice i didnt post about the show here, between the face book and youtube,, and tax time it got away from me,,, but anyway, it was a great show, we had a wonderful time and it was great so many of you stop by to say hello,,  i have a total of four video on my youtube channel of the show,, enjoy,, arleen
http://youtu.be/uVMuult-Sd4
every year i set up the space at a show differently,, i used a larger tv/ dvd player instead of the smaller dvd players,, and also more lights and a enclosed rotating case which was great to fill with many items in a limited space,,, i learn something new every year,, its never ever the same every year,,, lol




Monday, March 10, 2014

looking forward to a load of basswood coming to the farm

update, march 18th,,,,  i got a call the wood will be delayed a few weeks,,  ok back to working on the show coming up this weekend ,,


hi folks,, i cant wait my lumberjack guy said he will be delivering my order of basswood on the 20th right before the woodcarving show in lancaster,,,   so i will test it out, and if all goes well i will make a video , and details of the boxes and cost of the basswood,,,  man i feel like i kid at christmas time,, cant wait to see how it will turn out,, keep carving folks i keep  you posted,, take care bye

Saturday, March 8, 2014

5 years ago it all began,, carverswoodshop youtube videos

 


Hi folks.  i just thought  about this today,, march 26, 2009,,  i started my youtube channel called carverswoodshop,,,  now five years later , i had to reflect on how it started,,  i love  computers and woodcarving and thought it would be neat to create a video how to do some woodcarving projects,,  at that time,, i was home a lot,, i had been recovering from a broken knee cap from a fall at work,,  it took a couple of months,,  and i thought now was the time to start this new venture,, i had time on my hands, and it took about  a month to figure out how to load videos on to the youtube channel,, the first few videos i did with my laptop,, and it wasn't detailed enough,, and came up with a new angle that work well,   and still use that angle today,, the way you see it on video is the way you should see your carving,,  it was a hit,, and easier for folks to understand how the cuts should be done,,,,

it has amazed me beyond what i ever thought this would turn out to be,,  and folks from all over the world watching and learning about woodcarving,,  if you would have told me 5 years ago  what it would be today,, i would have told you no way,,

its taught me a few things,,

1) it takes time ,, all of the stuff listed below could not have been done quickly,, it took time ( lot of time) and that its ok for it to grow slowly,,

2 )that you have to try a few new things,, first of all change is never easy,, and looking for my camper/studio took months,,  till i found the right one,,  and what a perfect fit,,  i am as pleased with it as the day it came,,  it was more then i could have dreamed of,,, and so thankful for it,,

3)so time is on our side,, things dont have to be done overnight,, its ok if you decide not to carve for a while

4)and there is always something new to learn,,


 now five years later

1740 video clips  ,,  this is about 130 different projects to choose from

1930000 , heading to 2 million views on all of my videos combine

4373 subscribers to the youtube channel

65 different dvds with 120 projects total

a camper studio was added here at the farm,, for teaching and open at christmas time for my carvings that are sale

 face book was added later,,  a few years ago and well over 1100 folks that join the carverwoodshop group

and a few woodcarving shows during the year,,

well folks i just want to thank you  for watching my videos,, and for all the emails, calls , visits and  encouraging me to continue on,,  i sure plan to keep going,, thanks so much,,  i met many wonderful folks along  the way,,

on a personal note,, i wanted my carving videos to be a family friendly , that you can sit and watch and learn along with your kids if you wanted to ,, and knowing that it would be safe for them to do so,,  i am so grateful to the lord for his blessings and the journey it has taken me,,  to him be all the glory and honor,,  without him  i am nothing but with him i am someone , and have all i ever needed or wanted ,,  take care folks blessing to all of you ,, and keep carving,, arleen 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

SITTING LEPRECHAUN PROJECT

HI FOLKS i am on a roll lol ,,,,,  i have four videos up so far on this project ,, please go to my youtube channel and see all the videos there,,   a total of 14 will complete this project,,, enjoy,, arleen


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SITTING CANADIAN MOUNTIE :) for my family and friends in canada

hi folks i just posted another project on youtube,,  please go to my youtube channel to view the videos,,  but here are pictures of the finish mountie,, it was fun to do,,  enjoy,, arleen



Sunday, February 16, 2014

sorry more updates coming up soon,

hi folks,, i been so busy with the winter snow, i have not posted here as i should,,  my facebook has been updated if you like to join just go to my arleenzomercarverswoodshop and friend me,, or join my carverswoodshop group ask to join,, thanks folks i will up this blog later today,, stay warm ,,  arleen

Sunday, February 9, 2014

classes being offered , that you can choose from

hi folks, this page is only about the classes that will be available for private instruction,, or up the three people,, there will be a cost for one person ,and a another price for 2-3 people,, you can choose the class you would like to take, and the date,,that suits you,,, all classes will be on saturday or monday,, most will be one day only,, you will get two cutouts and a dvd to finish your project at home,, 9am to 430pm , and there will be one class that will be half a day on friday afternoons , the prices will be determine by each class,, your welcome to bring along up to two people, total of three, if you need more information please call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you.
one eye santa with a gift , intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 65.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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one eye snowman , beginner /intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 60.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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spiral santa ornament , beginger/ intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 60.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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santa head bottle stopper , beginner/intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 65.00
one cutout., one bottle stopper , and box , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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holiday honey bear , intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 65.00
one cutouts , holiday pieces , and box , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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penquin , beginners instruction.. one afternoon or evening
friday or monday afternoon or evening,, afternoon time 1pm to 430pm or evening 530 pm to 9pm
cost one person 45 .00.... two - three 35.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve the time of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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sitting santa or sitting chimney santa , intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 65.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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civil war soldier , intermediate instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
your choice of confederate or union soldier
cost one person 95.00.... two - three 85.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen
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pine cone class , beginner instruction.. one day 9 am to 4:30pm....
cost one person 75.00.... two - three 65.00
two cutouts , and dvd , please call to reserve a sat or mon of your choice,
call 484-364-0471 or email me at carverswoodshop@yahoo.com thank you ,, arleen