Welcome to the wonderful world of Wood Carving! The aim of this
site is to let you see my carvings and pyrography (wood burning); and to also keep you informed on my courses to get you involved in this great hobby. I have pictures from my own club, the Outaouais Wood Carvers. There is a column for Beginner Carvers and projects for Pyrographers. Carvers can also ask questions about my techniques which I have included with each picture of my work. Please contact me through my e-mail link at the bottom of each page. In the summer, I spend a lot of my time with my family carving at Elbow Lake, just 45 km north on HWY 38 from Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The rest of the year I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada's Capital. Enjoy the site!
The Hobby Hut at Elbow lake, Ontario is a wonderful place to carve!!
There are many old Basswood trees on the property. There are also Birch, Poplar, Maple, Sumac, Oak, and White pine.
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New Carvings and Pyrography (click here)
We have been working on carving and doing pyro on gourds at the Tuesday class. Some members of my class have been doing exciting work with the gourds. I tried this one for Haloween - you just need to put a small battery powered light in it. This pyro won a second place ribbon at the 2007 Pyro Celebration at the Sawmill Centre in Cooksburg, PA.
We have also been woodburning on boxes and then lining the boxes with flock or felt. The flocking technique is very useful, easier and less expensive than cutting felt. This picture shows the materials involved which can be obtained from Lee Valley Tools
My Experience & "In the Round"Carvings (click here)
"In The Round" Carving Price List (click here)
My Personal Background(click here)
Relief Carving Gallery (click here)
Relief Carving Price List (click here)
Woodburning Gallery #1(click here)
Woodburning Gallery #2(click here)
Woodburning Gallery #3 (click here)
Woodburning Gallery #4 New Work (click here)
Woodburning Price List (click here)
Outaouais Wood Carver's Club Gallery (click here)
Relief Carving & Pyrography (Woodburning) Courses (more details)
Would you like to carve your own sign for your house or cottage? - Phone Brian at (613) 225-3432 to find a suitable time for you to take the course.
10 Week Pyrography (Woodburning)Course - Heron Seniors Centre, 1480 Heron Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Tuesdays, 9:30 -noon - Next Session - Sept 15 - Nov 24, 2009
Phone Deb or Noreen at 247-4802 to register.
Beginner Pyrography (woodburning)Course - 3 weekdays (Thursdays). Course given at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Ave., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Phone Brian at (613) 225-3432 for prices and dates and to register. Also you can e-mail brian at the email address near the bottom of this page.
Click here to view Class Pictures at PictureTrail
Pyrography (Woodburning) Project #1 Squirrel
Project for the Beginner Woodburner
Drawing of squirrel to copy
Pyrography (Woodburning) Project #2 Rabbit
Project for the Intermediate Woodburner
Drawing of rabbit to copy
On-line Beginner Carving Lessons (click here)