Working on a carving commission in sunny Mexico about 360 kilometers south of Cancun. These photos were taken just a few days before this area was devastated by Hurricane Wilma. I got stranded here for an extra three weeks until they could get the road to Cancun cleared of trees and downed power lines. Life is good!!!
Over the years I have accomplished many woodcarvings plus clay and stone sculptures. I have commissions in such places as Europe, Asia, southern Mexico, Hawaii, and throughout the United States.
Have a project which needs carving?
I may be able to help you. Please view some of the carvings on this site and if you feel that I could be your carver then please use the below form to let me know what it is that you need done. If we can come to an agreement such as style, size, and we can agree on the price (travel, and per diem if I carve on location) then we could have a deal. You can use the below Request Form.
This is perhaps my most used tool. I first made this knife for carving signs and have since sold these to numerous woodcarvers, sign carvers and other artisans. My friends at the Pueblo tells me that they love it for cutting their leather patterns.
The reason this knife is called The Wolff Magic Knife is because of woodcarver, Benoi Deschenes.
I wrote this book not only for carving letters but as a book for anyone just starting out in carving and who wants to master the use of the Magic Knife described below.
I have used this book as a teaching aid for well over 20 years and have sold over 1,500 copies.
If you want a great book for getting started or just to add something new to you're carving skills...