I with my family decided to make a gift to our frend for St. Valentine’s day. Since recently I have been trying to carve gingerbread molds with varying success. So I was going to carve something for this case.
Preparing a panel board from basswood:
Drawing a heart contour:
Starting deepening the shape with a knife and a curved gauge:
Continuing to deepen the shape:
Flattening the bottom with the other curved gauge:
Shaping the mold sides with the knife:
Planing the bottom with a selfmade scraper:
Drawing a sketch for carving:
Carving a scripture (it’s an our frend’s name in reverse) and a picture (a emoticon):
After treating with leenseed oil:
My wife baked a gingerbread with this mold and that what is turned out:
We presented the mold and the gingerbread to our frend at St. Valentine’s day and she looked pretty happy with it.
May all you be happy!