Viking Wood Carving


Whimsy's are fun carvings. Traditional whittler's whimsey's include the classic ball in cage, as see below, but also other creative things. Most often I will take a piece of wood and just see what I can create. The best time to whittle these is around a campfire, so you can get into the "right" frame of mind.

Baby Rattles

Basswood with Butcher Block finish (non-toxic)

Golden Gopher (University of Minnesota)

Ball in Cage and Chain

Basswood with a matte lacquer finish.

Ball in cage

Basswood with thinned oil stain.