Ever since my first train pencil carving went “viral” across the internet back in December 2015, I’ve been very busy becoming an “internationally renowned pencil carving artist”! 😀 I’ve been featured in dozens of websites and many magazines. I’ve done interviews with people around the world and my work has been shown on Japanese (and soon Spanish) TV.
I love the free publicity, but I’m still staying really busy trying to get all of my commission work out in a timely manner. This month, I’ve completed four new train pencils and have them ready to ship! Below are photos from the latest set of train carvings. It’s hard to imagine but each engine is about 3/16″ tall (less than 5mm) and each engine is a different design.
Some trains will have a trestle in the middle and in some cases I’ll add a caboose the end of the pencil. I like to make each one unique and try to find interesting pencils to work with. Customers can also specify what kinds of train they want, or if they want to add the caboose.
August 25, 2016 – “The White Line Express”
My latest train carving – and the first in the “Press Plate” series.
These trains are based on images from some press plates we found at an auction.
Introducing the “White Line Express” – currently for sale (click here for details) at $600 USD (plus shipping).
It comes complete with my custom handmade oak frame-case. Contact me if you would like to purchase it.
Please share if you like it!
The Stanley Steamer – Destination California
If you are wondering how I make these, check out this blog post which shows some of the process.
To order your own train pencil, check out my online store at Etsy.com – I have the trains and other pencil carving available. You can also talk to me about something totally custom!
Here’s a link to my gallery of pencil carvings.
Thanks for reading. If you have any questions or comments, just leave a message below or email me directly at Cindy@CindyChinn.com