My First Attempt at Carving a Figure

john godsey carving
Carving by John Godsey

This was sent to us from John Godsey:

I wanted to show you guys my attempt at carving a figure from
basswood. He doesn’t have a name yet. I was aiming towards a
cartoony look which will show up better once his ears are on.

Thanks for reading!
John Godsey

Thanks John for sharing this with us. Keep us posted on your progress with more photos!!



Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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3 Responses to My First Attempt at Carving a Figure

  1. LeeDean says:

    Very nice work.

  2. bob isaacson says:

    Keep at it John. Takes plenty of time & patience…you’ll get there.

  3. John Godsey says:

    Thanks for the kind comments! Progress has been slow on him. I’m a full time college student so I only get time to work on him on weekends.

    The area around the eyes was the hardest for me to do.

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