Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Rescue Duck brings Jack Daniels ... the Elixer of Life

Old Number 7 Rescue Duck
As most everyone knows, the St. Bernard Dog is a very large breed of dog, a working dog from the Swiss Alps, originally bred for rescue. The breed has become famous through tales of alpine rescues, as well as for its enormous size. The dog carries a small barrel filled with brandy which is used to quickly warm up those lost or injured in the Alps.
However, not many of you have ever heard of the Jack Daniels rescue Duck whose daring rescues have taken him to all corners of the earth in order to save those who have run out of Old Number Seven and are not in close proximity to a store in which they can refill their supply. The amazing duck is able to quickly find and fulfill the needs of those poor deprived individuals.
Text and concept by Al B. (the guy with the oversize ice cream cone).

Monday, June 29, 2009

Egyptian Swimmer Spoon

An Egyptian Swimmer Spoon -- used to hold cosmetic powders and such. I carved this one at the request of a neighbor/friend . The original is in the Louvre, this one I carved in black walnut using a picture in a magazine as my guide or model.

Egyptian Spoon Swimmer (or Swimmer Spoon)

The picture I worked from to make the carving

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ever See A Happier Guy?

Al was pretty happy --- until he tried to lick the cone! It's cement !

The Ice Cream Cone On Steroids

My friend Al and I recently engaged in a 2-man competition. Al dubbed it the "2 F B W L Competition. That stood for "2 Fat Boys Weight Loss Competition" but since we are both somewhat past the "Boys" stage, you may use your imagination to replace Boys with "B--t---s" ( you fill in the missing letters).
Al won the competition with a 12% weight reduction to my 11%. It then became my responsibility to create and award a suitable trophy.
Since Al is an ice cream fanatic it was easy to design that trophy.