Allen Stichler – Wood Carving

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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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Final Scawby Sculpture, Part 1

After the three benches it was time to move on to the “Toblerone-esque” sculpture, a double-sided piece which is to be set on a corner and be viewed from two directions; there was a little more freedom for me here, as benches have a slight restriction with designs ~ usually requiring simple, bold images which […]

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Cemetery Seat for Scawby

The third and final log bench for Scawby ~ this one for the village cemetery; the simple design of ivy leaves and Forget-me-nots was decided on after studying Victorian Plant Symbolism, and framed the words (again chosen by the Parish Council) nicely.   Up until now the cedar had been a dream to work with, […]

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