Group Project "Hillbilly Reunion"

This group project is open to members of the Woodcarving Illustrated magazines Message Board. It is a project that will result in a scene(s) composed of wood carvings by members of the Message Board.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Progress Report

Well, it's past the fun stage now. The fun stage was receiving every ones carvings, and fitting them into a scene. We have said that we would place the carvings in and around a farm house with a porch across the front of it. I am now about to begin the farm house. I have a set of drawings that a generally to the correct scale. The house will be composed of three sub assemblies; 1) porch, 2) first floor house, and 3) the second 1/2 story and roof.These sub assemblies will be made so to fit together in a shipping box. The construction will be a kind of post and beam setup. Over this post and beam setup will be 1/4 th inch birch plywood. The plywood sides of the house will be tooled to resemble vertical planks, and stained to a weathered look. The roof will either be a tin standing seam, or shakes.

More later........


  1. No wonder you don't have any time!!! LOL
    I don't know how you do it GnomeArkTom don't know what we would do with out people like you!

  2. Looks like a lot of work.

    I'm sure it will make all the carvings look good.

    Thanks for doing it,

  3. Sounds like you've got a lot of work (fun) ahead of you. Can't wait to see the finished results.