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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 06-03-2017 11:25 PM 853 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Impressed with Elm55’s most excellent Philadelphia Card Table and inspired by Woodbutchery’s rather profound blog post, A promise: practice with purpose ... I decided to spend some time today practicing a bit of gadrooning.
 

 
I plan to incorporate this decorative motif in my next Prie Dieu build. The build will not start for a few more months, but there’s no time like the present to practice.
 

 
Not perfect, but … practice just might take care of that!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.



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#1 posted 06-04-2017 12:05 AM

Lootttssss of practice! ;-)

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#2 posted 06-04-2017 12:34 AM



Lootttssss of practice! ;-)

- papadan

Thanks … I appreciate the encouragement!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 06-04-2017 12:39 AM

Looks good to me, Ron! I think you’re ready to put this into production!

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#4 posted 06-04-2017 01:14 AM



Looks good to me, Ron! I think you re ready to put this into production!

- Dan Wolfgang

Thanks, Dan … but perhaps just a few more runs! LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 06-04-2017 02:04 AM

Lootttssss of practice! ;-)

- papadan

Thanks … I appreciate the encouragement!

- Ron Aylor


Quite welcome Ron. LOL

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#6 posted 06-04-2017 12:12 PM

Lootttssss of practice! ;-)

- papadan

Thanks … I appreciate the encouragement!

- Ron Aylor

Quite welcome Ron. LOL

- papadan

... perhaps you could show me how it’s done!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 06-05-2017 12:37 PM

It is a very nice design, with many possibilities of combination. It will adapt perfectly to a Prie Dieu, like any furniture with sobriety.

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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#8 posted 06-05-2017 02:30 PM



It is a very nice design, with many possibilities of combination. It will adapt perfectly to a Prie Dieu, like any furniture with sobriety.

- Daniel Solowiej

Thanks, Daniel. I did this with just a rasp and a couple of files. I pray the gods of traditional wood carving are not upset with me!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#9 posted 06-05-2017 02:33 PM

Very cool. This will be fun to see on a finished project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#10 posted 06-05-2017 03:08 PM



Very cool. This will be fun to see on a finished project.

- WayneC

Thanks, Wayne. My next Prie Dieu will fall somewhere between the Louis XIII and the Louis XIV …
 

 
... I’m wanting to run the gadrooning along the edges of the top and kneeling platform. I will be attempting a split spindle with a spring pole lathe! For the version I have in mind, I’ll be using walnut and Ambrosia maple.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#11 posted 06-05-2017 09:39 PM

Having over-laid several photos of existing Louis XIII and Louis XIV furniture pieces … I believe I have nailed down the look of my next Prie Dieu! I realize the gadrooning is not as shown above … I could not find a photo! LOL! Of course not … I haven’t made it yet!
                      
I’m not completely sold on using the Ambrosia maple for the door panels. Perhaps it will grow on me. What do you think of this combination?
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#12 posted 06-07-2017 11:37 AM


It is a very nice design, with many possibilities of combination. It will adapt perfectly to a Prie Dieu, like any furniture with sobriety.

- Daniel Solowiej

Thanks, Daniel. I did this with just a rasp and a couple of files. I pray the gods of traditional wood carving are not upset with me!

- Ron Aylor


If that happens, we will be two in exile. But what is a file? .... an army of gouges …..

-- Daniel Solowiej, Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/user/danielsolowiej

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Ron Aylor

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#13 posted 06-07-2017 11:12 PM

It is a very nice design, with many possibilities of combination. It will adapt perfectly to a Prie Dieu, like any furniture with sobriety.

- Daniel Solowiej

Thanks, Daniel. I did this with just a rasp and a couple of files. I pray the gods of traditional wood carving are not upset with me!

- Ron Aylor

If that happens, we will be two in exile. But what is a file? .... an army of gouges …..

- Daniel Solowiej

Daniel … you know you’re right! An army of gouges …
 
                      
 
... perhaps we can get by unscathed … LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#14 posted 09-20-2017 08:16 PM

Well … after many hours … the gadrooning turned out better than I thought it would … and it looks nothing like my practice piece!
 

 
If interested, please check out my blog post to see how this was made!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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