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.
THE BEST 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.
“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…
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.
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.
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.