Wood Carving/Sculpture

Wooden objects carved with knives, chisels, chainsaws, and other tools; including wood sculpture. For decoys and bird calls, see under Hunting Accessories.

LaVon's Urban Folk Art
LaVon Van Williams, Jr. (Lexington, KY)

Ventriloquist Dummies

Kentucky-based ventriloquists were also craftsmen who carved and created the heads and hands of the "vents" (dummies) used in their performances. Many such items are in the collections of the Vent Haven Museum in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.

CHAINSAW CARVING

Whittling and Pocketknife Carving


Riving Wood Shingles (See also under "Preindustrial Craft Skills")