<![CDATA[New Work or Show & Tell Latest Topics]]> studieshttp:// Hello all, I quickly carved a few head studies last week. I tried to reduce the size of my carving while still capturing the character or emotion of the subject. They are carved from memory, from linden and are 1.5x2.5 to 2.5xcm in size. Have a nice Sunday afternoon. 😊 Pavel










4424Sun, 15 Aug 2021 11:02:03 +0000
Swallowtail butterflyhttp:// I had some fun trying to carve a swallowtail butterfly at about 1/7th of its actual size :)


Originally just a practice piece, I'm now looking to inlay this into a larger composition. This is shibuichi 20/80, so should patinate fairly dark. 



4293Sat, 12 Jun 2021 07:30:13 +0000
Wooden dollhttp:// Finally a finished wooden doll for my daughter. Have a nice evening everyone. ☺️




4341Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:36:35 +0000
Midsummer greetings from Tokyohttp:// How have you been lately?

In Japan, 
this summer was also a series of extreme heat days,
and then has been local severe raining.
In addition, COVID-19 is still relentlessly wide spreading.

Under such circumstances, 
let's recover own mind occasionally and survive lithely.

I am happy if the followings will be a seed of distraction for you.
Well then...See you
Yoshii Kiyoshi
◇New works◇
◆Bouncing Ball

◆Strange Slope Circuit

◆Strange Slope

◆Perpetual motion?

◇Collection of Works◇
◆YouTube Channel myoshiiky


4433Wed, 18 Aug 2021 00:44:31 +0000
Ginkgo Koshirae for Tantohttp:// I've been working on the fittings for a tanto knife, and I thought I would post my progress.

These are very simple carvings and more of an excuse to practice inlays. My focus is on reducing the need for cleanup after the inlay work by doing cleaner work in the first place ;)

Ura side:


Omote side:


The fittings are copper and the inlays are shibuichi (40/60). Looking at these now, they're a little bit more proud than I'd like (again... though better than in the past 😉). I'm quite happy with the inlay work itself, it's probably the least amount of cleanup I've ever had to do on a piece, and it went a lot faster.

Still looking at the design for the kashira but I'll post back here once it's done.

Cheers, and have a wonderful week!

4354Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:30:54 +0000
Puppet spiderhttp:// Greetings to all.
Every year, a course in the production of a classic puppet is held in a small village in an 
disused primary school. This is a puppet that I made here last year. Nice weekend 😉










4222Sat, 13 Feb 2021 10:19:53 +0000
Dicehttp:// There are winners and there are losers .... 😉

(pear wood)


4283Fri, 28 May 2021 21:43:23 +0000
Midnight Bamboo Tsubahttp:// I've recently completed a japanese blade, and I thought I'd share the tsuba (guard) here. It's the first time I do this kind of inlay on that scale. 




The young vs old bamboo dichotomy symbolizes growth, while the waning and waxing moon stand for the opening and closing chapters of our lives.

I spent most of the time on the obverse side with its many inlays, and I made more than a few mistakes. There are still visible signs of my crimes, but I'm (mostly) okay with where I ended up.

The reverse side features a simple katakiri carving. It doesn't look like much, but balance and confidence in the cuts were my main goal. I practiced many times before I let myself do it on the real piece. This version turned out better than any of my practice run :)

These photos were taken just after the patination bath in roksuho.



4277Wed, 26 May 2021 04:56:04 +0000
Wood Pendantshttp:// everybody !




This pendant I carve out of exotic wood - Red heart

It is impregnated with linseed oil



American cherry wood:





3249Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:47:10 +0000
Hair cliphttp://
Hair clip for my daughter in first grade elementary school.



4237Mon, 08 Mar 2021 14:04:18 +0000
Avocado spit carving - Small froghttp:// Hi,

please find some pictures of a small frog I carved from an avocado spit, using a japanese Higonomaki knife.

Happy to receive your comments.

I will try to share my works on the go.

Best regards,



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4247Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:53:45 +0000
Spring greeting from Tokyohttp:// Spring greeting from Tokyo

Even under the COVID-19, in Tokyo, Sakura blossoms  are in full bloom also this year.
The life of Sakura is very short, full bloom period is few days.
We are enjoying just looking them without alcoholic drinks this year, to avoid infection. 
You can enjoy a lot of photos below.

Please also enjoy my new works below.

4245Mon, 29 Mar 2021 09:14:51 +0000
Taniwhahttp:// ... nearly finished... just need to set the eyes properly...

Made for a friend who needs a guardian right now .


4226Wed, 24 Feb 2021 01:58:48 +0000
Bird out of boxwoodhttp:// A friend gave me some boxwood limbs,7FCF0D91-588B-4B5F-9EDD-21696C20E95C.thumb.jpeg.83fa3aca6e8f6f30c06ec525eedf1d64.jpeg69B8E0FB-D176-4C7C-9D32-1A466D571561.thumb.jpeg.7acb9e05bfc43d2d046e74153982c842.jpeg5EEE6567-7548-4A28-BB0B-9952F80C43C0.thumb.jpeg.462d0f184397740d1fc8b730d45a1ed1.jpeg078A07A7-8ED5-422B-AE00-E674048A0076.thumb.jpeg.1046f173b719573522f4a9b03e0d8c86.jpegleftover small pieces, started with the piece that was one going into three,and found a small diving bird. It is about 4 inches long, by 2 inches at the Widest part of the wings. Got some more carving to do. But will post the finished picture.

4052Tue, 08 Sep 2020 21:02:11 +0000
lock-down knife sheathhttp:// Very loosely inspired by ainu makiri, I thought my favourite whittling knife deserved a decent sheath, its not finished yet by any means, I'm in for about 30 hours so far, about another 10 before I'm done.


3942Mon, 11 May 2020 10:50:12 +0000
Greetings from Tokyohttp://
Greetings from Tokyo
In Japan, the state of emergency was finally released in this week.
During the home stay period, following works had been made.
3956Wed, 27 May 2020 00:39:38 +0000
Triskelhttp:// Hi folks,  hope you are all keeping safe in these difficult times....

Not quite rotational symmetry... 


3934Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:22:24 +0000
Point of No Returnhttp:// I haven't posted in a long time, and recently replied to a person who had asked a stone-carving question and Janel said she was curious about what I'd been up to lately.

This one is several years old, but it's the last complicated piece I did. It's a carved citrine face, carved tiger eye "blade" and has peridots, rutilated quartz, sapphires and tourmalines. The head detaches from the dagger and is a pendant. I think the stand for it took almost as long as the other part; I cast the silver and rolled the square wires and it took a while to get everything to fit properly.

So this is for you, Janel. I still carve some, but arthritis is making it more difficult, especially for the critical hand finishing part of it, so lately I've been doing a lot more enameling and faceting. Sorry it's slightly above the kb limit; I don't have a decent Photoshop type program anymore.

Debbie K

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3901Tue, 17 Mar 2020 00:38:41 +0000
Celtic + Matauhttp:// So I've been carving again, and this is my newest.  I have a new favorite tool, On my last dentist visit I asked if I could have some of the old dental bits.  The Dentist was only too please to empty out her drawer and I now have a stack of varied bits.  So I purchased the Fordem H8.D handset with a collet that works for the dental bits.  It's amazing the fine edges you can get with the dental bits.  Anyway this carving is one of my signature Maori/Celtic mashups.  Completed in Bovine bone and about 50mm (2") long.  I'm working on a cord for it now but it will be 4 strand hand plaited 4ply waxed linen thread.   Ive ben having a nice run and sold 3 carvings in the last week.

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3849Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:05:18 +0000
Dragonflyhttp:// Dragonfly is Red heart carved , polished, waxed, ready to be strung for a necklace.



3801Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:01:43 +0000
It has been a while since I have posted. Some of the things I have done since I have posted here.  Almost too many things to list but I will hit the highlights.

Cow bone Carvings.




Giraffe bone Carvings.




These are the latest carvings .

3793Fri, 12 Jul 2019 06:58:31 +0000
miss old friends here after years .... Hi, 大家好 Da Jia Hao.  (How are you )

It is a long time. Did Miss old friends here.

Well, here is work as below









Here is a work share with you. Welcome your comments or any input. Thank you.



3791Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:38:49 +0000
Spring greeting from Tokyohttp:// In Tokyo, ending the cherry blossom, season of young green tree has been coming.

My new works is as follow. I am happy if you enjoy them.
Click the right arrow at the center of the video to start.

My all 63 works that have been made in the seven years can be viewed in succession in below. 
Click the right arrow at the center of the video to start.
If you want to move on to the next video on the way, place the cursor below the video and a right-pointing arrow will appear, so click on it.


Thank you

3788Wed, 01 May 2019 22:50:34 +0000
Deer Antlerhttp:// Hi , 

Nearly finished deer antler carving. Noticing some small hairline cracks , does anyone know the best way to keep this from drying out and cracking more ?

Hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas!






3780Mon, 10 Dec 2018 19:35:06 +0000
New year greeting from Tokyo Japanhttp://
3782Fri, 04 Jan 2019 05:59:27 +0000