Carving the curved letter section begins with the stop cut. I use a out cannel gouge that is close to the radius that has been layed out. If you don’t have an gouge close, you can work you centers down with a parting tool, or you can use the...
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Location: Ocean View, Hawaii
21st Century Traditional Woodworker
We live off the power generated by a mismatched family of solar panels and one noisy windmill. Solar and wind powers the lights in our home and those tools that need electricity. Although some of the most breathtaking wood available is found just a few feet from my doorstep, I prefer to work with those species that have been introduced to the islands here in Hawaii.
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Much of the signage and carving I do is completed with a basic set of chisels and gouges and skills that most could duplicate with a little time. It isn’t necessary to be an accomplished artist, but you do have know what you like. As far as letter...
This method may seem somewhat unusual but with time it will result in perfect cut. I begin by warming 2 cups of water to approximately 110 degrees. To this you will add 2/3 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. To the sugar water solution add 1 ½...