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These are just a few examples of the Native American shields I have carved.
These are a relatively new addition to my woodcarving offerings, yet it is fast
becoming one of my favorite types of carving to do. I enjoy being able to use
both my love and knowledge of Native American culture and a little artistic
license at the same time to create these shields.
The shields I carve range in size from 6 inches to 24 inches in diameter. They
are carved from northern basswood and are painted with oil paints over stain. I
use a unique style of painting which allows the wood grain to show through while
adding enough color to enhance the carving without being overpowering. After
painting I apply several coats of clear finish which protects and gives the
carving years of beauty with little to no maintenance.