Doug Amidon – Woodcarver at Wooden Boat Show
Doug Amidon, a woodcarver from Sandwich, Massachusetts, uses a mallet and a variety of chisels to create wonderful and useful objects from mahogany and pine. His work adorns boats, homes, and businesses far and wide, a testament to his 47 years carving wood. Doug’s tools are a combination of old and new but he prefers the old tools saying “old tools are more elegant”. Doug carved the “figurehead” shown in the photos 12 years ago. It is carved from a solid piece of pine and carved hollow in the back to allow for expansion and contraction lessening the chance of the wood cracking.
by Nate Carey