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Buffalo
Buffalo




Welcome to the Jim Willis
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I have a selection of new pieces for you to carve.  I have a Tiger Cub, a Silverback Gorilla, and a new Woodland Santa.  You can see them in the thumbnails below.  Click on the Roughouts link above to see the size and cost of each roughout.
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Tiger Cub
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Woodland Santa

     The slide show below shows different views of two of my newer pieces, the Tiger Cub and the Silverback Gorilla.
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I usually carve adult animals but I felt that I needed to branch out so this is what I came up with.  Tigers are such beautiful animals and they are quickly vanishing from their environments so I decided to  carve a Tiger cub.  Because she is so deep in the grass, I decided to do it in two pieces.  The habittat can be changed to whatever setting you wish.  This piece is carved from jelutong and painted with acrylic washes then sealed with satin lacquer.  Look for the roughout on my Roughout page.

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The Silverback Gorilla figure was a request by several of my students who have carved the Gorilla bust.  There is so much variation in the faces of gorillas you will have a great time carving this guy.  There is also a much larger stylized gorilla figure pictured on the Gallery page.  The silverback was carved separately from the grass base in the same fashion as the Tiger cub.  He was carved from jelutong and painted with acrylic washes then sealed with satin lacquer.

Jelutong is a tropical wood which has a mahogany type grain pattern with a cream coloration. It carves easily with hand tools and power carves even better. I happened to come across some, but it is not readly available. Fish and decoy carvers were the ones to use it most extensively.



2012 Walter Grether Award
Won The 2012 Walter Grether Award
at the Dayton Artistry in Wood Show



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Shovel Snowman
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Santa



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