Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'carving'

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Making a Hammer Handle in my apartment

10-09-2017 08:40 AM by ShaunMeighan | 1 comment »

View on YouTube Making a simple oak hammer handle in my apartment’s living room! Enjoy!

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Shop stuff #106: No Lathe Chisel Handles

10-06-2017 01:17 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

My first time ever using a draw knife. These are the first chisels I ever bought and the handles have given up on them. I don’t have a lathe, so you work with what you have and learn and have fun at the same time. My son has recently shown an interest in woodworking so these will be his first set of chisels. View on YouTube

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New pattern idea

10-05-2017 06:23 AM by FancyChip | 10 comments »

Thank you for looking!

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Past mistakes teach you how you can be better

10-03-2017 11:00 AM by FancyChip | 4 comments »

I learned not to distant myself from what I have done in my chip carving journey earlier – neither what I’ve done at the very beginning of it – 10 years ago, nor 5/4/3/2 years/months ago – but to take it. What’s really important for me now is not to look at my old works/carving and find mistakes there (and also be ashamed of them), but to focus on what I do now, at this very moment, to make my chip carving and works better. Because past mistakes can’t be ba...

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Octave Mandolin #12: Making the neck for the octave mandolin

09-29-2017 04:18 PM by Tomy Hovington | 0 comments »

Following up with the Octave mandolin updates.. In this latest video I’m takind a AAA grade quilted maple neck blank and cutting it and shaping it to a neck.

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Restoration of an Infill Plane

09-29-2017 02:28 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 0 comments »

View on YouTube I had gotten this plane off of ebay initially. The seller is actually selling her father’s antique collection, sadly he passed away at a young age from cancer and has left her his collection. I decided to restore the plane and give her a little video of it so she could see what was being done with the tool. I didn’t want this tool to just sit on a shelf so I decided to give it a proper repair and put it to work. The blade is a bit narrow for the body but that&...

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Basket Weave Pattern #1: How to do it

09-27-2017 11:13 AM by toolfooldan | 6 comments »

Basket Weave Pattern Technique Adapted from the book “High Relief Wood Carving” by William J Schnute. Layout a grid of squares. Each side of the grid equal to the width of the carving gouge you’ll use. In this instance, the gouge is 5/16mm. Each side is therefore 16mm, or about 5/8”. Since I’m more imperial than metric, I used 5/8. Close enough. Each side of each grid square will get a stop cut with the 5/16 gouge. Mark orientation lines. It’s real easy to make mista...

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Carving Mother Mary #2: Carving the Clothing & Base

09-14-2017 04:09 PM by Dennis Zongker | 16 comments »

It’s been three months of gluing up the large block of wood 24” x 24” x 63” tall, then carving all of the clothing and base. Next I will be starting on the face then to the hands. Here are 30 pictures of some steps of me carving. Thank you for looking!!!!

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Portable Carving Board

09-14-2017 08:07 AM by Druid | 13 comments »

I’ve been thinking about creating a Portable Carving Board that would act as a third hand to hold some types of carvings as I work on them. This would be for portable use when I carve while away from home. Normally, I have used an inexpensive plastic cutting board (typically used as a kitchen chopping board) placed across my legs, or on a table to protect the tabletop. One problem with the plastic board is that the carving is free to slide around on the slippery surface, so I thought th...

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Restoring The Machine Plow Plane (Kikai Shakuri Kanna)

08-22-2017 01:16 PM by Lemongrasspicker | 1 comment »

View on YouTube If you haven’t noticed I am a big fan of the Japanese methods and thoughts behind woodworking. And as such I do alot of reading on the topic and ever since I saw a drawing of one of these planes in Toshio Odate’s book on tools I have wanted one very badly. I’d wager that each craftsman has his favorite tool, something that he just enjoys for no reason other than “he simply does”. this tool is it for me. The challenge of it I find invigorating. W...

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