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Monday, December 22, 2014

repeat of my christmas poem , by arleen zomer

some of you have read this before i wrote this a few years ago, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL,,  may you find peace and happiness ,,  blessing,, arleen

twas the night before christmas and all through the house,
a carver was carving , and quiet as a mouse

late at night , all you could see ,
was a light on in the shop where the carver would be,

basswood in one hand and a knife in the other
a gift it would be for sister or brother,

the carver kept working late into the night
knowing all to well it would soon be light

when the carving is done he looks with delight
to be able to give it away to someone tonight

and the smiles it will bring to the ones that he gives ,
the carver will cherish it as long as he lives
merry christmas,

lol bear attacked ,, by zoe the dog,,

i gave a holiday  bear to a friend a couple of years.... and their dog zoe got a hold of it,, i thought it was beyond repair  so my solution was below,, she was happy to get him back, lol

christmas is almost here , some update

hi everyone ,, as christmas will be here in a few days,, the season of santa carving comes to another close,,, it been a good month,, i enjoy seeing some of the local folks stopping in ,,  and also having set up at 4 street cafe,,  and will again in jan,, looking forward to having some new classes this winter,, starting jan 17th,, with the pinecone class for beginners,,   selling some tools now which i didnt do before but thought it was time to at least sell what i use,, and so things keep moving forward, and some of last carving for this year,, i had fun,,  :)

some new coffee santa,, now the beer and wine santas,, or drunk santa lol

they are looking at the beer santa,, sleepy and red nose,, lol i had fun making these,,

Thursday, December 11, 2014

some new carving,, again, some i have yet to paint, one went to holland...

hi folks i have my sitting bald headed santas, ( coffee santa,) my sister was here for a visit and ask if i could make one holding a wine bottle,, so i made two for her they went to canada, lol the one with the coffee cup with a windmill went to my uncle in holland ,, my holland coffee santa,, many folks seem to like them,, they were fun to do along with some new style santas,  from the past but added much more detail then my very first santa,, i enjoy making them,,now to paint them

the ones with the wine bottle are the  AFTER CHRISTMAS SANTAS  lol

and some new style santa,, yet to be painted

hi everyone the christmas season had a good start,, and some news on tools.

howdy from pa,,  i open my shop for the first sat of dec and did very well,, not many folks but some very good sales, so i was happy happy happy ......, i also added some sales of tools of which i use,, i had many folks ask me where to get tools,, and i direct them where to go,, but decided i wanted to get the v tool that i use for carving beards, hat trim,, and often you have to buy a set,  so now i found a supplier that will sell me only what i needed,,  so i now have a beginners set,,  a mico dockyard v and gouge set,, ( this set was selected by me, its the only ones i use, out of two sets i purchased years ago,, so i was able to choose my personal set to have available to othesr that would like to purchase,, ... i didnt want to be a supply carving store,, but so many ask where to get the stuff i use on youtube,, i decided this might be the best way to do it,, plus i will not sell anything i will not use myself,, i wanted to make sure that folks got the right tools for the job,,  so here is the break down of what is available 

first the beginners set

tools are here, limited, prices , and sets

December 10, 2014 at 10:41pm
hi folks,   i found someone that would work with me and put a set together of five of the dockyard that i use the most ,,,, so  i put together some options that might work for you,,  i came up with the following,, ( please note i have a very limited amount on hand, for my classes etc ,,  i might take a week for me to get them in if i am out,, but i will be sure to order them as quickly as i can,,  

beginners set,,  
1 murphy knife, sharpen ready to carve,  20.00
1 med glove,,, ( if you need a different size please let me know, there are small med and large... med is the most popular size) 9.00
1 small strop,, one inch wide.. which both sides have leather, 7.00
4- one inch rolls of tape for thumb guard,, 2.00
1 v-3 dockyard tool   17.00

shipping 8.00  usa shipping only ( other  countries  will be determined)
total for only the beginners set is 63.00
 1 --- v-3 tool only  17.00
shipping is 3.00 , in the usa  ( other countries will be determined)
total for the v tool only is 20.00

ok now to the dockyard set,, i put together a set of five of the dockyards i use the most,,  out of the two sets i got years ago  now it would cost 110-120 for these two set today,, so below is the list of the five
1- v-3    vtool
1... 15v  vtool
1...g15  gouge
1...g2   gouge
1...g5   gouge,,
shipping is 8.00 in the usa only,, ( other countries will be determined)

@ 14.00 a piece
the set cost 70.00
total for the dockyard set only is  78.00

now if you purchase a beginners set you can add the last four at a later time the cost for the four is 56.00 for the set of for, because the v-3 will be part of the beginners set,,  shipping is 7.00 total of 63.00

if you decide  you want the beginners  set and the five piece you will get the v tool for 14 instead of 17 ,,
the cost for both sets together is 108  shipping is 8.00

total  for the beginner set and dockyard set is  116.00

please these are limited,, i might take me a week or so to get more in if i am sold out,,
ck only please it will keep cost down,,

make ck to ,
arleen zomer
226 hill rd
honey brook pa.19344

484-364-0471  or carverswoodshop@yahoo.com