Slides By Jim Reynolds


Here are slides carved by my father, Jim Reynolds.  He was a pretty good whittler, but more important, he liked to teach whittling. I couldn't begin to count the number of Scouts over the years who were crowded into our basement, carving Flying Mallards and Water Buffalos and Sleeping Mexicans. Dad was a very thrifty man in a lot of ways, but he never balked at giving kids a chance to learn any of the skills he had.

Many of these came from pattterns you'll find in the Whittlin' Jim section.    Look there and carve your own!

As far as I can remember, Jim Reynolds never used a pre-cut block.  It started with a solid block.  He used a bandsaw to rough it out, but all the work was done with his hands and a knife.  He started making his own knives from hacksaw blades because X-Acto knives didn't work well enough.

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Animals


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Owl
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Painted Turtle
beaver
Busy Beaver
Peachstone-monkey
Peachstone Monkey
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Speckled Trout
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Speckled Trout side view
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Flying Mallard
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Walrus
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Eagle (brass)
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Hungry Bear
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Hungry Bear detail
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Ol' Sorrowful
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Smokey Bear
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Water Buffalo
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Sittin' Pretty


Indians

Note:  Many of the Whittlin' Jim  patterns date from the era before "political correctness",  when funny images of Indians, African natives, etc. were acceptable and normal.  Some of the slide here may be seen as derogatory, and if that's the way you feel, I'm sorry, but that's the way it was.

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Indian Head
paint-indian
Another Indian Head
moccassins
Moccasins
papoose
Papoose
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Another Papoose
Totem
NW Indian Totem
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NW Indian totem
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Snag Tooth Charlie
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Kachina
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Tomahawk
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Indian


Natives

Note:  Many of the Whittlin' Jim  patterns date from the era before "political correctness",  when funny images of Indians, African natives, etc. were acceptable and normal.  Some of the slide here may be seen as derogatory, and if that's the way you feel, I'm sorry, but that's the way it was.

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Native Warrior
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Native
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Devil Mask
Tribal-mask
Ritual Mask
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Another Ritual Mask
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Shield and Spear


Other People

Note:  Many of the Whittlin' Jim  patterns date from the era before "political correctness",  when funny images of Indians, African natives, etc. were acceptable and normal.  Some of the slide here may be seen as derogatory, and if that's the way you feel, I'm sorry, but that's the way it was.

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Scotsman
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Bold Knight II
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Black Knight
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Paul Bunyan's Loose Tooth


Things

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Order of the Arrow
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Order of the Arrow I
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Order of the Arrow III
boots
Hiking Boots
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Ball in cage
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Links
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Jamboree slide
Dad used to make slides like these by the dozens, and pass them out as friendship gifts at National Jamborees.
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Mattatuck Slide
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Arrowhead on brass
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Sailor's Knot
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Birch Log
Just a carved stick, but rather nice.
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Cedar Slide
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Cedar Slide II
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Another Cedar Slide II
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Bob White Beads
Note: I'm not sure if Dad carved these or not, but they are the neatest Wood badge beads I've ever seen!

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Last update 10/21/07