Listen to the Mockingbird

Cherrywood block for Listen to the Mockingbird

Cherry wood block for “Listen to the Mockingbird”














This was an experiment to see how my very cheap Woodpecker brand, Chinese gouges would hold up when carving a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ black cherry block.  And while I did have to hone the 1/8″ U gouge once, the small V tool that I used for all the detail in the block was still sharp enough to carve easily when all the line work was completed.  And while I am not a fan of the pencil shape of the handles to this set of tools, the tools did get the job done.