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Below is a small sample of some of our more unique carvings we've done.  Below that are links to some of more recent carving jobs that go into more of the carving process details.  As you'll see, we are able carve almost anything, including; mantels, statues, gun stocks, portraits, door framing, plaques, and much more.  We are happy to share this unique part of our business with everyone and hope you enjoy!

Custom Carved Mahogany Grandfather Clock

A couple from De Motte, Indiana contacted us via email in April of 2015, wanting to know if we could carve a 10’6” Grandfather clock. They attached a photo of what they were looking for. (Of course we won’t turn down a challenge). The photo was of a clock that was carved back in the early 1900’s by RJ Horner. The photo not being of great quality we had to improvise some. We began by making an 18” sketch of the clock, we then had that sketch enlarged to 10’6” (to get the full magnitude of this clock), and then invited the couple to come to our shop. We began by showing them what we came up with by showing them the smaller sketch, and negotiating a cost. At that point we then showed them the 10’6” sketch to give them and idea of what it would look like full size. Needless to say they were very impressed and we were off and running. The clock took approx. 300’ of Honduras Mahogany, which grows mainly in Guatemala. It is a reddish brown wood. When finished it turns a rich old world red color, and in time it will patina out to an even richer color. The project took about 759 hours over a 9 month period to complete. With several hours of designing, Cabinetry work, carving, sanding and staining. The couple understood that we would not be able to work on the project full time due to our present work load. The clock works were purchased in New York and they are over 100 years old, and those were purchased by the customer.

Holy Family Carving

This Holy family carving is a piece that our carver is currently working on.  It is for St. Anne Catholic Church in Monterey Indiana.  The pictures will show various stages of the carving from the drawing of the Holy Family to the current state of the Statue.

Chair fit for a King...
This chair has many focal points which include carved dragons along the arms of the chair, a carving of the man in the mountain on the back, the legs and feet of the chair also have the style of the man in the mountain and is elaborated with wings and claw feet. An individual from Missouri brought this antique chair to us in pieces. There were pieces missing and he wanted us to reproduce this chair in myrtle wood. We pieced the chair together to see what the original looked like. We added pieces that were missing. We then reproduced the chair in the myrtle wood that the customer wanted. This chair took 240 hours to reproduce. We then reproduced the chair again, only this time in solid mahogany.  We displayed this in our showroom for a number of years. A customer from Troy, OH, who loves to collect unusual items saw this and eventually bought it. It is definitely a collector's item. We have made a third one which is in our showroom now (displayed here.)


The Indian Story..
A gentleman from Nokomis, IL contacted us and asked if we could restore an Indian he had. He brought it to us and after examining it, we determined it was too badly weathered to restore it. He requested we make him one just like it. This is our finished product. He stands 7 feet tall. He is made out of basswood and he is standing tall in his town of Nokomis, IL.
This ferocious panther...
was created in 1997 for Western Middle School in Russiaville, IN. This was a donation from the First National Bank of Kokomo as part of it ongoing Partners in Education program with Western School Corp. The Panther is 6' tall and stalks the atrium of the school. The panther is made out of basswood and took approximately 172 hours to make. Kiln dried, rough lumber required hours of millwork to smooth and square the wood. The wood was then laminated together layer by layer and when the large block of wood was completed, a pattern was drawn on the wood and roughed out with a chainsaw and grinders. Then the hand- chiseling process began. Millwork takes up much of the time in our carvings. These pictures show the raw wood and the completed, painted, original creation.

Here are a few other unique projects.  Below this is a list of projects we've done over the past few years with links provided for a more in depth viewing of each project. 

 

Custom Mural & Door Frame

Boca Raton, FL

St. Aloysius - Cincinnati, OH

Blessed Mary & Joseph Statues

 
 

St. Simon the Apostle - Indianapolis, IN

St Simon Statue

Custom Doors - Tree Carving  
   

 Coat of Arms

Our Lady of Greenwood - Indianapolis, IN

8' Corpus

 
 

Holy Family Carving - Batesville, IN

Celebrating 70 Years in Business at Weberding's Carving Shop

Weberding Carving Shop, Inc.
1230 State Road 46 East Batesville
Batesville, IN 47006
Phone: 812-934-3710   Fax: 812-934-3731
Email: weberding@weberding.com