Fin Buddies

Fin Buddies: Carved Characters

Fin Buddies are ambassadors of good will!

They are made with a purpose: to spread kindness and consideration for people and nature.
I’ve created and passed on each of these Fin Buddies in the spirit of good will. I hope that those that receive them, whether existing friends or strangers, carry on that good will by being considerate of other people and the environment.

The idea here is to make the world a better place, pay it forward, and promote kindness. Because in the end, only kindness matters!

There are two ways to get Fin Buddies. One is to find one wherever they are just hanging around waiting to be found. That may be a popular hiking trail, a road-side attraction, or just about anywhere. The other way is to ask for one. I won’t take money for an item unless I specifically say so ahead of time.

What do you do if you find a Fin Buddy?

KEEP IT and enjoy it and promote respect and kindness
OR… pass it on with kindness and good will.

These little fellas were inspired by my grandfather’s collection of flat-plane trolls he found on his travels in Scandinavia in the 1950’s. I am just learning to carve and following the instructions of a carver on YouTube named “Doug Linker”. He is an amazing teacher and seems to be a great person! I also have a few books and magazines as a reference.

Each character is hand-carved and hand-painted from a block of wood. Based on the complexity, each one takes somewhere from 2 hours to 10 hours to complete. That includes carving, painting, and clear finish.

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Have fun!