Tuesday, June 11, 2013

D&D Adventuring Party: treasure chest

Between show prep and carving other projects, I have yet to finish the third figure in the Adventuring Party project (the cleric.) in the meantime, here's a gilded treasure chest complete with an iron padlock. A nice prop for the adventurers! 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hand carved Dala horses in basswood

Though I'm American and not Swedish, I have a great respect for Swedish craft, especially the Dalahast. Known to English-speakers as the Dala horse, with its classic, sturdy, yet beautiful design, it's always a pleasure to carve.

These horses are my version of the traditional Dalahast, left unpainted. I carved lines to highlight the horses' manes and tails, but the rest is up to the imagination.