LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'basswood'

  • Advertise with us
View WayneC's profile

Playing Around with Carving #6: Finished my carving fixture

07-31-2011 01:08 AM by WayneC | 10 comments »

I got my carving fixture completed today. Now I should be able to make some more progress on the carving. Been going slow because I have been focused on rehabilitation of my leg. Finally able to put a little weight on it (30%) and this means increased exercise, physical therapy and such. I’m still adjusting to the new level of activity. The fixture is made from some borg 3/4”by 24” by 24” plywood squares. I laminated two sheets together for the top to support...

Read this entry »


View helluvawreck's profile

I Chip Carved Four Plaques

07-19-2011 02:57 PM by helluvawreck | 14 comments »

The weekend before last I chip carved the following four basswood plaques (one not pictured yet). I’ve been practicing free form chip carving for about three months and these types of patterns are what I have been generally using. I’m hoping that I can soon get good enough to decorate things like wooden jewelry boxes and similar wooden items. In a leisurely 2 day weekend I can usually average about 4 plaques per weekend. I’m not where I want to be yet but I’m go...

Read this entry »


View helluvawreck's profile

Carving on the Cartecay #1: - The Setting

07-07-2011 10:01 PM by helluvawreck | 13 comments »

A few weeks back my family had the opportunity to go to my brother’s cabin on the Cartecay River up in north Georgia for a four day weekend. It is a beautiful place to visit and the log cabin has all of the amenities, is very nice, and has ample room for a large family to live in comfort. There is a screened in porch that stretches all the way across the back of the cabin and a stone covered patio on the bottom floor under the porch. The porch and patio have ample furnishings. On the po...

Read this entry »


View MyChipCarving's profile

Stationary box, chip carving #4: Finished stationary (jewelry) box

07-03-2011 04:37 PM by MyChipCarving | 8 comments »

To complete this jewelry box for my wife, I applied one coat of sanding sealer, two coats of amber shellac mixed with medium brown and red mahogany dye, followed by two coats of satin lacquer. All materials were sprayed on using an airbrush. I made two trays and lined the box and trays with red velvet.Your comments and feedback are welcome!Shelley loves it :-)

Read this entry »


View mpounders's profile

It's an action figure....

06-30-2011 06:57 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

nope, it’s a doll. I’m still practicing female faces, only this is a smaller model, which does add to the difficulty a bit. It is a lot harder to detail and being a millimeter off here makes abigger differnce than on a larger carving. But this is a “useful” carving, a toy that can be played with or collected. It is a little over six inches tall, from basswood, and is based on the classic “Hitty” doll design. People collect these dolls and ...

Read this entry »


View mpounders's profile

"Addicted to Wood"

06-27-2011 11:29 PM by mpounders | 7 comments »

There is an old song by Robert Palmer with these lyrics: “Your lights are on, but you’re not homeYour mind is not your ownYour heart sweats, your body shakesAnother kiss is what it takes You can’t sleep, you can’t eatThere’s no doubt, you’re in deepYour throat is tight, you can’t breatheAnother kiss is all you need Whoa, you like to think that you’re immune to the stuff, oh yeahIt’s closer to the truth to say you can’t g...

Read this entry »


View WayneC's profile

Playing Around with Carving #4: Carving Class

06-27-2011 04:33 AM by WayneC | 22 comments »

Today I took an introduction to relief carving class at the local Woodcraft store. The class was focused on carving an oak leaf and acorns using a piece of Basswood. This was my first experience at relief carving. I am an absolute beginner. I have to say I really enjoyed this and will be setting time aside to carve as much as I can. I would also say I have extreamly happy with the Ashley Iles carving chisels. They arrived sharp, are very substantal and they cut basswood like a hot kn...

Read this entry »


View WayneC's profile

Playing Around with Carving #3: Further exploration

06-17-2011 06:50 PM by WayneC | 28 comments »

I’m hoping to get some time today to do some more chip carving. That and sand a broken handplane knob for glue up. Between work and the leg, I am getting behind on the woodworking power curve. I signed up for a introductory relief carving class at Woodcraft and purchased a basic set of Ashley Iles (Lincoln Set) carving chisels. I can see this is going to be a money sink similar to wood turning. I have a flexcut strop, waterstone for my bench planes, worksharp, etc. But figur...

Read this entry »


View mpounders's profile

"Remember?" #3: getting close?

06-16-2011 04:31 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I slowly seem to be getting closer to something that looks feminine, and hopefully pretty. I did remove the bulge from the forehead that some noticed and I also narrowed the forehead and cheek area. The eyes seemed a little flat, so I made them more curved by gouging deeper into the socket on each side of the eye. I shaped the nose a bit more and added nostrils, which helps define the ball of the nose. She is starting to have a nice look since I have got things a little more...

Read this entry »


View mpounders's profile

"Remember?" #2: correcting mistakes

06-14-2011 07:34 PM by mpounders | 4 comments »

Three things that I definitely try to remember: 1. Learn to recognize, to see your mistakes.2. Learn how to correct your mistakes.3. Learn to not be afraid to make corrections! Sometimes that correction may seem quite drastic, if you have not recognized it early in the carving progress. I have a tendency to get too detailed too early in the carving process, rather than carving the overall piece to make sure everything is where it is supposed to be. Doing that, and getting an area su...

Read this entry »


« prev 1 ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 ... 24 next »
238 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com