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Thursday, January 28, 2010

how many??? projects on youtube, i was surprised

i never really sat down to take note of how many projects i had up on youtube, so from memory i started a list,,, with a pen ,,,, not on the puter, and got a total, of 37 projects, 25 patterns ( some have more than one project on it) and 17 dvds with 25 projects on them ,,, wow what one can do in 10 months thought i had 30 projects , makes me tired just thinking of it, lol but folks i promise there be more, drawing up another project, a bit different,, i just warming up,, lol i have alot i want to do yet, and folks i having so much fun with it,,,, it was hard for me to believe so many,,, sometimes we need to stop and we what we have done, think about it how much carving did you get done in a year, i think you be amazed ,, i was suprised ,,, happy and safe carving to ya arleen

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

amish guy is finished, next project ???? dont know yet, lol

hi folks, thought i just put a photo of my finished youtube project of the amish guy, and what is next i dont know, but as always i have an idea, lol happy and safe carving to you ,,, ps there will be a dvd of the amish guy and pig, just to add to my collection, i having fun, arleen

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

the amish guy , my next youtube project

hi folks i feel i am on a roll, with new ideas and new things going on, one thing i learn a long time ago, if you on a roll to keep on going, this is the amish guy , i do have him done now and will put up all the video clips in the next couple of days, enjoy, happy and safe carving, arleen, ps i having a blast :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

just finished a simple pig

hi folks this was a fast project compared to the other videos , i did this one last night and have him posted on youtube on my channel, www.youtube.com/carverswoodshop it was fun, a simple project for the beginner, enjoy, arleen

Friday, January 22, 2010

Eagle pin name tag is finished,

well folks i just finished the eagle name tag, and it was a fun project you never know how its going to turn out , and that is the fun part to see it come together, i have a couple of new projects in mind, and hope to get them started this weekend, i having fun, take care happy and safe carving, arleen

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


CONGRATS !!!! dale is our winner, i will only post a first name, if you entered , you will get another chance at it on feb 20th is our next drawing, thanks everyone,

Monday, January 18, 2010

new dvd for just the beginner, a dvd to help the new carvers

hi folks all of us started woodcarving not knowing what we were doing, and finding information on what to use and what worked was not always easy, back 30 years ago, i learned from mostly books, we had no copiers, videos, computers, as we do today, but the beginner is still faced with now maybe to much info to know where to start, i am all for learning what you can, and the information for the most part is good stuff, but i decided to make a dvd just for the beginner, its the wooden shoe project, along with how to pick a knife, how to make a strop, basic knife cuts and how to use a knife, sharpening 1,2,and 3, and then new sharpening 1 and 2, i feel this video covers most of the basic information you need to start to carve, and a simple project to learn how to work with the wood, i happy with it, and also decided to make the cost of this as low as i can go, which is 15,00 why , i want folks to try it if they want to, and the only way to know if your going to enjoy this hobby is and i will ship it free to anyone in the usa and canada, ( sorry ) to try it, i wanted to make sure that anyone that wanted to try could afford to, its a video i am proud of putting together, i had fun, and most of all if some folks will start to carve and enjoy it as much as i do then it was all worth it, happy and safe carving, arleen

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

hobo santa with a tree ( deep relief ) is done, what is next ??

hi folks, i just finished the painting on the hobo santa with a tree ( deep relief ) now what is next? i dont know i have a couple of ideas, i will keep you all posted, in a few days i will start another project, i am amazed of all the new beginners out there, i get alot of email with all kinds of questions, i am happy to answer them all, it wonderful to see young and older folks start this hobby, and i posted on the wci forum about the dvd giveaway, wow what a response, its going to be a great year ahead, glad to see my friend gene back to doing a project on youtube, if your a beginner he has a neat simple project , make sure to go ck out his blog and his youtube channel, i have a link to the right for you to go to his blog and youtube channel, so folks make sure you enter the dvd giveaway, and happy and safe carving to all, arleen

Saturday, January 9, 2010

hobo santa with a tree, will finish soon! time gets away from me.

hi folks i just noticed that i started the hobo santa with a tree on dec 21, and now we are at jan 9 , sorry its taking so long to finish, normally i finish it sooner but with christmas, family visiting , and working , time got away from me, making the dvds took more time that i could have imagine , but i am enjoying it, and knowing that the lancaster show will be here before you know it. with that thinking i spent alot of time working on them , and plan to do alot more, so for those that have been waiting , i will get it done in a couple of days, and then off to the next project, the dvd giveaway is taking off, i am surprise how many all ready entered, thanks to all of you that have, and i know one thing time gets away from me, lol happy and safe carving folks bye

Thursday, January 7, 2010


hello fellow carvers, i decided as part of this group and also those that have followed me on youtube i will be giving away one of my dvds a month, if you like to enter all you need to do is to email me at the carverswoodshop@yahoo.com and put on the subject line DVD GIVEAWAY no need for an address i will draw a n...ame on the 20th of every month, and you get to pick which dvd you would like, and i will have an update of all dvd videos available on the blog arleenscarveswoodshop.blogspot.com ( there are 14 dvds ) sorry because of shipping i can only do this for the carvers in the usa and canada, , every dvd comes with a pattern(s) some dvds have one to three projects on them , ck the blog to see, i will announce who won here on fb and on my blog .. and i will email the winner for an adress to ship ,,, every month, and happy carving, arleen ps you only have to register once for a full year. i will have a youtube video on this soon, keep watch, first drawing is jan20th i will not sell or use your email other that to contact you that you won. arleen

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

working on dvds and just answer a few questions

i have now about 14 different dvds, some have asked about the santa dvds, that i do from a block, i only have 2 of my 6 santas from the beginning on dvd, i plan to get them all on dvd over time, i trying my best to get things done, i know the show is 6 months away, but i feel that now is the time to get things done, with winter here, and not as much outside work to do on the farm. and remember there are no patterns for any of the carving done from a block , you just have to follow the videos, there isnt a profile to cut out on a bandsaw......all other projects will have a pattern(s) and dvd. hope this helps, as much as i enjoy the computer and carving what a wonderful thing to be able to do both! happy and safe carving to you all, arleen