Yesterday afternoon, I shifted my gears into the carving mode
I decided to make drawer handles, & decided that a small rose would look kind of nice.
Actually, to tell you the truth, I had made that decision when first designing the box.
First I picked out a piece of cut off, & drill 3 holes with my plug cutter. These plugs will later be used to hold the rose while caving, & also for fastening to the drawer front.
I measured where the center of the plugs were, & pinned the pattern in place.
I drew an extra one just in case.
I sawed out the three blanks.
Then I cut into the plugs, so I’d have a handle on the blanks.
I made a jig, so I could hold them in the vise. I drilled a 3/8” hole, then sawed down through the center of it. I just came up with this method of holding a small object. It may be , & old method, but it’s the first time I’ve tried this, it works great
Its funny, when I tried putting a plug in the hole, it wouldn’t fit. I had accidentally made the plugs 1/2” instead of 3/8”, so I had to resize the plugs, LOL
The first blank ready for carving.
Partially carved Rose. I start on the outside, & carve one petal at a time, gradually working toward the center .
Completed drawer handle!
That’s all for today, more to come.
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