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Carving a Welsh Love Spoon #5: The Twisted Stems and Padlock

09-25-2015 01:05 AM by Brit | 19 comments »

I decided to tackle the twisted stem section in parallel with the padlock and I kind of jumped between the two as I progressed. First off, I drilled a hole all the way through the padlock. Then I pared down the thickness of the padlock to make it less of a cube and more of a rectangle when viewed from the side elevation. I probably removed about 3/16” from the front and back faces. After defining the keyhole slot on the front and back faces of the padlock, I started to excavate the slot and also the three middle holes in the twisted stem. I used various straight and bent gouges to work on the stem. Here you can see me using a ¼” No.3 fishtail gouge. Along wi...

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