Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

Bespoke Ornamental Wood Carvings & Tree Sculpture

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Background Information

Usually with pieces like this I complete a lot of the main design before linking them together with some decorative elements, such as leaves etc, at the end ~ this time I thought it best to draw a line under the two areas on the front and side of the tree stump, and so worked […]

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Back in Harness

Back at the Museum this morning, and the first task was to do a bit of faffing with the Stone Age axe; as usual, my opinion on the day’s carving altered once I had got home and studied photos, so I made a few notes and sketches and made a mental note to deal with […]

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Stone Age Carving

To compliment the Bronze Age axe, the pupils at Bushfield Road Infant School (Scunthorpe) had chosen a Stone Age axe-head to be carved on the tree stump; I adapted the idea at the last minute as I thought the axe-head alone would look a bit ambiguous (see photo) and may appear to be a giant […]

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Wood Axe

Managed to finish the Bronze Age axe today, in between dodging the showers and making dashes for cover. It was trickier than expected ~  although the raised area on the trunk was perfect for the axe shape, the grain was unpredictable and hard to work. Even the simple task of shaping the axe handle was […]

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End of the Jurassic Period

I managed to finish the starfish in good time today;  with the museum closing at 4pm on a Saturday I was pleased to be able to make a start on the Bronze Age axe before heading home.   There’ll be some background shapes linking all the objects together eventually, but I thought it best to […]

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I’m Gonna Make You a Star (…Fish)

After the ammonite, on with the starfish… One of the exhibits in the North Lincolnshire Museum    

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Jurassic (in the) Park

A few more pictures from the early stages of the North Lincolnshire Museum tree:     With the ammonite fossil finished, I moved on to another exhibit from the museum’s Jurassic display ~ the starfish. I had just enough time to draw it on and make a start before heading home.   Back tomorrow!

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Mires Beck Carving Course Arranged for September

Another carving course has been organised at Mires Beck, North Cave, for the first three Saturdays in September (1st, 8th, and 15th). Each day runs from 10am to 3pm with an hour for lunch ~ tea and coffee provided ~ and all tools and timber are provided too. The course is practically booked up, but […]

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Time for North Lincolnshire Museum

Children at Bushfield Road Infant School near the North Lincolnshire Museum, Scunthorpe, were handed the task of picking exhibits from the displays to be included on this sculpture; the idea being a time-line from the Jurassic Period, through the Stone, Iron and Bronze Ages to the Romans, Saxons and Vikings, on to the Medieval and […]

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Final Scawby Sculpture, Part 2

The final side of the village-themed sculpture, and the end of an enjoyable month in Scawby; I’ve made lots of new friends, met interesting people and been spoilt rotten by the villagers ~ who brought cake, ice pops, and even (on the last day) beer! With this VIP treatment and the lovely setting, I shall […]

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