This page is here so that you can get a better idea of the different projects available for you to carve in one of Dylan’s classes.
Realistic Santa Claus – New for 2020
Roughout will be for a 12 inch tall figure.
Florida River Scene – New for 2020
Florida river scene featuring a manatee in the water and a house over looking the palm and cypress tree lined river banks. Project size will probably be approx. 8.5” by 11” by 2” thick.
Here’s your chance to carve one of the John C. Campbell‘s most iconic buildings, the Millhouse. The rough-out measures 12.75″ x 8.5″ by 2″ and though challenging, is a fun project that will allow you to really take your architectural detail carving skills to the next level.
Dylan named this design Lighthouse Farms because he designed the rough out so that it could be carved as a seaside lighthouse landscape or as a barnyard farmland scene (pictured). The rough out is 14 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall and 2 inches thick.
The Northwoods Cabin
This rough out measures 8.5″ by 11″ by 2″ thick and can be completed by ambitious carvers in about three days, though most carvers take about five days to get it done. From a north woods mountain cabin to a bayou fish camp or a quiet country lane, the rough out is just vague enough that you’ll be able to customize the scene to suit your tastes and skill level.
The American Farmhouse
Measuring 11″ by 17″ by 2″, the farmhouse has been a favorite among students since Dylan started teaching it in 2014. It’s quite an in-depth project and most carvers have to complete the carving once they get home, even after a five day class.
Dylan’s Swordsman rough out is unique in the number of variations that can be carved from it. Currently Dylan has a list of 30 different ideas that can be carved from the rough out; thanks to the wood that Dylan left on the rough out in strategic places allowing you to create such characters as a Viking warrior, French Musketeer, Samurai, Pirate and beyond. Normally when Dylan is teaching a class he’ll give you a choice of carving one of two variations.
Check out the gallery below to see the reference drawings for the Swordsman variations that Dylan has created so far.