Wood sculptures from US

Posted By on March 14, 2010

Milo MirabelliThese functional and non-functional carvings are made by Milo Mirabelli from Port Orchard, Washington, USA.

Artist’s Statement:

The inspiration for many of my pieces comes from the wood itself, this goes back to the reoccurring theme, “let the wood have a say in its’ ultimate conclusion.”

It is the classic medium of expression that has held true throughout the ages and for those who love it, they must be able to feel it to really see it.

Wood is like a child, it cries out for attention and needs to be touched.

Much more of  Milo Mirabelli’s  turned and carved sculptures can be seen on his Flickr Galleries.

Chainsaw carvings from Germany

Posted By on March 13, 2010

Shapoor EngineerThese sculptures are carved by chainsaw artist Shapoor Engineer from Arnsberg, Germany.
He is a professional forester and he works as a youth chief in Waldheim Buckets.

He has a very simple motto: “if the work failed, you can still make firewood out of it.”

Here is video about his chainsaw art of speedcarving:

And here You can see more videos of his work :   www.crazychainsaw.com/fernsehen.htm

And here is his web page : The Crazy Chainsaw

baumgeist by Shapoor Engineer

Wooden sculptures from Moscow

Posted By on March 7, 2010

Mikhail IliaevThese sculptures are carved by Michael Il’yaev ( Михаил Ильяев ) from Moscow, Russia.

Michael are Honored Worker of Culture of Russia, the circus and variety artist – an acrobat, a dancer.

Portraits created by Michael Il’yaev are purchased by museums in Russia, the USA and Argentina.

He is a member of the Presidium of the Guild “Wooden craftsmen” of the Moscow Chamber of Crafts.
He has the title “Master craftsman of Moscow”.
He is a honorary member of the Italian society “Open the door to Europe”.
He is a author of books “Having touched a tree with a cutter”, “Lessons of woodcarving”, “Cutters Catalog” and “Thank you Erzya”.

More of  His work can be seen here and here
And here You can watch the videos of   The secrets of creative longevity from Michael Ilyaev.(in Russian language)

Woodwork humour

Posted By on March 6, 2010

You know you’re a woodworker if/when:

1. You can’t sleep because you know in the morning you will finish your most challenging project yet.

2. at least half the vacation photos are of trees and the wood paneling from the cruse ship.

3. You wake from a dream about building a project and go out to the shop to write down the dream and start pulling the wood, and then go back to bed.

4. You dream about tools, sometimes even daydream.

5. You buy a double wheel grinder to sharpen. Then you buy a slow speed grinder to sharpen. Then you buy glass plates and sticky sandpaper to sharpen. Then you buy Norton waterstones and Veritas jigs to sharpen. Then you buy a WorkSharp 3000 to sharpen. And you don’t feel bad about any of it.

woodworking caricature

Carved guitars from Alabama, United States

Posted By on February 27, 2010

Grey Van KuilenburgThese guitars are carved from wood by Grey Van Kuilenburg.

Besides woodcarving he is artist in many ways: he is a vocalist,he writes music, lyrics, poetry, he draws and he is a skillful tattoo artist.

As he has said about himself:
“I am an artist in many ways (all ways?)”
“…. if it’s artsy, i probably do it.”

On his web page he said that he made those guitars for people for a fee. He really must have a lot of free time because such work is very time consuming.

If you are interested in seeing more of Grey Van Kuilenburg’s artwork please visit his site: