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Sunday, September 21, 2014

wood carving class for beginners,, pine cone ornament,, one day nov 8. 2014 830am-430pm.

my pine cone is the third from the left,, they did a great job this was the last class
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    930 birdell rd , honey brook pa , 19344, at my camper studio at he farm
this class is for beginner, but others are also welcome to join,, the beginners should have some experience of handling a knife,, if you tried to carve, its important to know the correct way of holding and using the knife,, if you just started to carve, this is a great project to learn how to do the push and pull method, and learning how to do a stop cut,, cost is 40.00 ,, and i will limit it to only 4 beginner and two experienced carvers ,, so that i can give you the needed attention ,, , you will get two cutouts, and choice of dvd, paints and brushes are provided in the class to paint you finished carving,, also beginners you must have the right carving supplies,, please contact me direct by email carverswoodshop@yahoo.com or call 484-364-0471 to confirm a spot. this is a one day class held at my carving studio , 930 birdell road honey brook pa,,19344 at the farm,,, sat nov 8th 2014 830am 430pm limit is 6 , min is 3 coffee, donuts, and water provided bring your lunch

WOOD CARVING CLASS ,, PUMPKIN HEAD,, ONE DAY,, SAT OCT 4. 2014 830AM-4PM


  • at 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • camper studio, 930 honey brook pa 19344 ( at the farm)
the project is a 3 inches tall by 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches wide, two cutouts will be provided,,paint and brushes will be provided in the class to finish project ,, bring your lunch... coffee donuts , and water will be provided,, limit 6 people cost is 40.00 starts at 830 -4pm sat oct 4th,, please email me or call to reserve a spot,, carverswoodshop@yahoo.com or call 484-364-0471 this project carvers should have some experience of handling a knife,, must have a sharp knife , glove and a thumb guard to take class ,, thanks arleen ,
just a note if more then 6 people sign up i will have another class on this project ,, date to be determine
YOU MUST CALL OR EMAIL TO CONFIRM,, clicking the going button does not confirm a spot,, thanks for your understanding,, arleen



Saturday, September 20, 2014

long legged santa ,, needs some paint but is up on youtube

please go to my youtube channel ,, carverswoodshop  and you will see it posted there, thanks alreen
ps there is also long legged penguins too, will paint them soon,, and put a photo when they are painted,,  :)


hi again from honey brook pa,,

hi folks i just wanted to let you know things are going well, its been an adjustment without out dad here but ,  i been busy here at the farm since his  passing,, things were let go for to long are now being worked on,,,  many projects around the farm and it will take a long time to get caught up,,  just bought some use  equipment to help in finishing some needed painting and other projects around the farm,, so i am looking forward to working on the projects i have listed in my head,,,
carving well that is going well too,, i did one new video since may 11,, called long legged santa,, and now i am doing pumpkin faces i will be sure to post a few photos of them,,  and i am also having a class i post that as well,,  take care and thanks for dropping by,, arleen

Saturday, August 2, 2014

my last photo with my dad ,,,

this was posted on facebook,, a few days  ago,, .........................

today we laid to rest my father,, he was a wonderful dad, and this was my last photo with him three days before his passing ,, for my family in holland and canada ,, we will have a audio cd of the service that we will be sure to send to you, i also want to thank so many that help us during this difficult time and for your prayers. we thank the lord for the life he gave dad here with us, and now the new life he has in christ, he is home with his lord,, he sees what we hope for, , arleen...

Photo: today we laid to rest my father,, he was a wonderful dad, and this was my last photo with him three days before his passing  ,,   for my family in holland and canada ,, we will have a audio cd  of the service that we will be sure to send to you,  i also want to thank so many that help us during this difficult time and for  your prayers.  we thank the lord for the life he  gave dad here with us, and now the new life he has in christ, he is  home with his lord,, he  sees what we hope for,  , arleen...

sorry for the delay on my blog

hi folks i notice that is been since may 11 since i posted anything on my blog,, some of you know why,,, my father was not doing well since christmas.   we took care of him but it got to a point where we no longer could,,  may 4 was the beginning  of a long few months,,,  he was place in a home in may, and my father passed away july 26 2014  he was 87,,

it was a surprised to me thinking he was doing so well at the home,, i thought for sure he was live another year or two because of the good care he was getting,, but i guess the lord knew when to take him home,,,
the first month he was in the home ,, we as family members felt terrible knowing he wanted to come home,,  i have to admit i was in a bit of a depression and didnt know it,, i have little interest woodcarving which i thought would never happen,, i was so consume with my parents needs that everything took a back seat for a while which is should,,, my days were filled with traveling to see dad, cause the home they place him in was 20 miles away,,, knowing all to well that my mom would want to see him everyday,, which she did,,,   thankfully my mothers church help in with some of the transportation for me,,  meaning 1-2 days a week someone was willing to take her up,,  leaving me with some time to get caught up on things that needed to get done on the farm,, and around my home,,  it was a blessing to know folks were so willing to help out,,
losing my dad will leave a large void in my life,, i work with him all my life,,  here on the farm,, i only ever wanted the best for both of my folks,, they are my family,,
one thing i always will admire my father for is the courage he had to leave holland and come to the usa,, and to have his own business,  he taught his kids well,,  to be honest, work hard and to have faith in god,,  and to be independent,, for that i am so grateful,,  now he is gone i know the months ahead will be filled with memories of him,, and as we pass special days,, in the next year it will be bitter sweet,, i was blessed to have a dad all my life, and work with him,, and learn from him,,  he was a wonderful dad that cared for me ,, i never doubted his love for his family,,  or me,,

i started to carve again,, and have over 30 pieces that now have to be painted,,  and thankful i am back into it once again,,  and soon i will have new projects again up on youtube ,,  folks keep carving,,and i will too,, arleen

Sunday, May 11, 2014

NEW SANTA PROJECTS,, CALLED UH OH SANTA SERIES

hi folks i know its been a while,, happy mothers day,, my mom is taking a nap at the moment and i decide to catch up on some news here,,,  well i started another short series of the uh oh santas,, they are santas that are stuck in the chimney,, just something fun,,  there are many ways of doing this  the sitting uh oh santa is all ready on youtube, and the beginner one that is the uh oh santa ( HAT AND BOOTS )  will be up later,, enjoy,, 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

NEW PROJECT SITTING WINDY SANTA SOON ON YOUTUBE

Photo: Sitting windy Santa video coming soon

from a santa to a gnome to a santa again

this is kinda what i was going for,, lol ,,, i didnt want to throw it out,, so i redid the face and hat,,  back to a santa again,,,  lol
Photo: Okay my first attempt to the Santa to the gnome now to back to the Santa.  This is kinda the idea I was going for to start with lol

Thursday, April 24, 2014

sorry no gnome on youtube

hi folks, this past week i posted a photo of a gnome i had carved,, and below is the reason i removed it from facebook,,   have a great week , arleen

posted on facebook
hi folks,,  as i was attempting to make another sitting project this week of a santa, it ended up missing the tassel,, lol and thought i will make my first gnome,, today i regret it,, i decided to remove the photo ,,,,   why,, well as many of you know i am a person of faith,, as soon as i finished it i didn't feel right about it,, after some prayerful time, and chatting with another christian friend about it,, i came to the conclusion that i cant make a video of it,,  after some study about the history of gnomes, i know now why i and that uneasy feeling about it,,  i realize that many of you have no problem carving and creating these, that is fine ,   my faith is a personal journey not anyone elses, and so are my personal convictions,,

 and i got more likes on this picture of the gnome then of anything i ever carved,,  which baffled me,, thinking this might be a great to carve to sell as well,,  but the uneasy feeling never left me ,,,  but many of you like gnomes,  and i am sure there are other sites that can teach you how to make them,, i am sorry that i will not be able to do it ,i always will follow what feel the lord leads me to do,,  and this is one of those times,,  i know many of you will not understand this, some will ,,  we all come from different backgrounds, faiths, and customs, and i am happy that you choose to be a part of my carving world and thanks for your support ,,,, at the end of the day it really comes down to one thing,, did i live me life to what my faith teaches,,  and did i honor him,,  and tonight as i sign off ,, yes i am honoring the one that saved me ... keep carving ,, arleen

Sunday, April 20, 2014

a total of six of the sitting series

all but the amish is on youtube for you to enjoy,, arleen

FINISHED SITTING HAPPY GOLFER

you can see the last video at my youtube channel and some photos for you to see ,, it was fun
http://youtu.be/U3Wb3m56P-






new project is the sitting happy golfer

hi folks a new sitting project coming,, its carved with two videos up so far on my youtube channel ,, its called sitting happy golfer,, i have yet to paint it,, so i better get busy,, hope to have the rest of it up later tonight, thanks for stopping by,, arleen
http://youtu.be/pMSmYzmIOsE

farmer crossing the usa for wounded warrior project, he passed the farm today

There's a farmer in Elverson PA. He will be crossing the United States with his tractor and trailer behind him for the Wounded Warrior Project. He passed the farm this afternoon and I caught up with him and took a couple pictures




a little wine :)

hi folks,,  my sister made some homemade wine,, i saved it for a special day,, easter was  the day,, thinking of my family,,  hoping they all had a nice day today,,
Photo: Having a special glass of homemade wine made by  my sister ann..saved it for a special day.  Thinking of my family hope a are having a great day this easter sunday

happy easter

our church was held at the twin valley high school due to the collapse roof,,,  it was full plus a view  from the school bring back memories  i graduated in 1978

  Photo: Full house at twin valley high school for hopewell' s  easter service

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