Festus and Virgil
Although my friend, Don, claims his birds are a work of art, and my brother-in-law favours relief carving, I often wonder why they don’t turn their minds to something that might be a little different—carving little people.
Most of my figures are 4 inches in height and no more than 1¼ inches square. I buy the wood—in one foot lengths—from Heinecke Wood Products. It is shipped promptly in boxes of 24 pieces (more or less), allowing easy storage on a shelf in your basement. Even including delivery, I estimate my wood cost for each carving at no more than $1.75.
Read – Why not Carve a Little Guy?