Unusual Finis Robinson Head Carving


I am sure you all know that Finis Robinson was a maker of ventriloquist figures but he made them out of wood dough and he actually had his own recipe for the stuff.

He did mix sawdust and glue to make it and I am sure he combined it with the over the counter wood dough too. What many may not know is that Finis did carve wood as well.

My friend Charlie Horner who owns the bulk of what remained of Finis’ shop donated this wonderful small head which Finis carved from wood then started to add wood dough to it to continue his carving.




Although it is not complete it really is a wonderful little wood carving and I love having it in the Ventriloquist Central Collection.


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2 Responses to Unusual Finis Robinson Head Carving

  1. bob abdou says:

    I love Finis work, I had the pleasure of knowing Annamay too, Mrs. Robinson

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