Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Only I didn't say fudge...

Why do carvings only break when they're almost done? Although this claddagh is no longer a "one piece carving," I am very tempted in this case to reattach the offending chip and call it macaroni. Frustrations aside, is a broken and glued carving still a whittlin? Or is it, being infected with a foreign adhesive, some lesser thing?


  1. Nah, not a lesser thing! I believe part of being a skilled woodcarver is to be able to cover up your mistakes skillfully! It just add more of your personality and individuality to your work.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement, Joel! I've enjoyed your recent knife building work.