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Carving Smaug’s Eye

Carving Smaug’s Eye

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasies will love to see this amazing wood carving by artist Jonas Olsen. After sketching out his concept, he took a hunk of burled wood and worked painstakingly with his Dremel to reveal the terrifying eye of the one dragon to rule them all, the mighty Smaug.

Iron Man Wood Carving

Iron Man Wood Carving

While we’ve always thought any sculpture of Iron Man should be cast out of a hunk of Iron, we’re gonna make an exception for this which we recently spotted from Woodart Vietnam. We’re not sure what sort of red wood the artist used, but the shiny details of Tony Stark’s Mark L armor were added with gold leaf.

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Carving a Billiard Ball Skull

Carving a Billiard Ball Skull

Bobby Duke takes a moment away from playing with his wewd, and turns his attention to his balls. It took some work, but with the help of his rotary carving tool, he managed to carve a skull from a billiard ball, made from sturdy phenolic resin.

Making a Spoon with a Spoon

Making a Spoon with a Spoon

“I’m not a very good woodworker… so that’s why I have to introduce a stupid gimmick that makes people want to watch my video.” Yep, so that’s why I did a thing decided to carve himself a wooden spoon using a metal spoon as his only tool. And some sandpaper… and a furnace… and…

Carving a Wooden Baseball Cap

Carving a Wooden Baseball Cap

Bobby Duke Arts plays with his wewd once again. This time, he transformed a bunch of scrap wood into an oversize baseball cap. Then he teamed up with maker William Osman to try and (unsuccessfully) make the hat’s brim follow the sun.

Carving a Chain from Chalk

Carving a Chain from Chalk

Watch as YouTuber Blackhand takes a stick of ordinary blackboard chalk and carefully carves it into a chain, with individual, interlocking links. It’s a delicate, messy, and nerve-wracking process, but the result is rather impressive.

Making a Wooden 8-Ball

Making a Wooden 8-Ball

Frank Howarth knows a thing or two about making spheres, so we couldn’t help but be transfixed as we watched him turn an ordinary block of walnut wood into a beautifully-smooth replica of an 8-ball. The round clamp he built for holding it on the CNC table is ingenious.

Carving Baby Groot

Carving Baby Groot

Groot is made from wood and leaves, so it only makes sense that a sculpture of Baby Groot should be made from the real deal. Lignum started out with the stump of an old catalpa tree, and proceeded to sculpt it into Guardians of the Galaxy’s adorable little dude.

Tangerine Surprise

Tangerine Surprise

Unfortunately, the video’s title and still image gives away the surprise, but it’s still cool to watch as artist Yoshihiro Okada carves animals from tangerine peel. Check out his YouTube channel for more citrus creations.

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Expert engraver Shaun Hughes turns his attention to Charles Schultz’s lovable loser, as he deftly carves his famous expression and “Oh, Good Grief” catchphrase into an old Buffalo nickel. Fortunately, five cents is just enough for Lucy’s psychiatric help booth.

Interlocking Watermelon

Interlocking Watermelon

Video footage of an incredible bit of fruit carving artistry out of China – a watermelon that’s been cut in such a way that it opens up to form a hanging lantern, while links in its rind support its own weight.

Carving Pencil Tip Sculptures

Carving Pencil Tip Sculptures

Artist Salavat Fidai (Салават Фидаи) creates incredibly detailed sculptures using the sharpened pencil leads as his medium. Among his many miniature creations are Wall-E, the Statue of Liberty, a prancing horse, a Big Ben, a violin, and the world’s smallest elephant.

The New X-Carve

The New X-Carve

Inventables updates its versatile, yet economical CNC carving machine to be more reliable and precise than ever before, ensuring that makers can use them not just for prototyping, but production work too. It comes in three sizes for a variety of needs.

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The Watermelon King

The Watermelon King

Time-lapse footage of carver Valeriano Fatica as he spends 18 hours sculpting an intricate bust of Game of Thrones’ imposing Night’s King from a watermelon. Previously, he made a white walker from a pumpkin.

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