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Welcome to my website. My name is Gene Graham. I hope that you enjoy what you see here. If you have any questions, you will find my e-mail on each page. Just click on the e-mail address, ask you questions and I'll try to answer them.

I started carving in December of 1995. I wanted to carve realistic freshwater fish but I couldn't find anyone locally to teach me. I heard about a carving club in Leiper's Fork near Franklin, Tenn. I decided to go and check the club out. Most of the people that belong to the club carve either faces or animals. I was impressed with the faces that the people were carving. I decided to try carving a face. I sat down one night, carved a nose, then a pair of eyes, and continued until I had finished my first face. It wasn't a great job but at least you could tell it was a face.

I have been fortunate to have Vic Hood as my mentor. Vic's knowledge and expertise have been a great help to me. He can be very critical at times. It took me a while to understand why. Vic wants you to be the best carver that you can be. I have also studied under nationally known instructor John Burke. John's teaching techniques are very similar to Vic's.

I entered two carvings in the NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION carving show in Columbus, Ohio in February of 1997. I won 1st and 2nd place in my category. In October of 2000, I entered another competition at the Chattanooga, Tennessee "Wonders in Wood" wood carving show. There, I placed 2nd in my category behind my teacher, Vic Hood.

I continue to carve faces today. I do stray away from the faces from time to time to carve something else but I always return to the faces.

Please check out the links to my carving pages. I hope that you enjoy them and thank you for your interest.



American Indian carvings

Civil War carvings

Woodspirit carvings

Other Carvings

Let's Carve Eyes

Face Carving Rules

Some Of My Favorite Links





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Leiper's Fork, Tenn.


Lebanon, Tenn.


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