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Keeping track of my wounds: 13 and counting...

2152 days ago by David A. P. | 6 comments »

I decided at the very start of my woodworking adventures to keep close track of any injuries I managed to incur, in part out of curiosity—knowing that it’s a hobby notorious for its danger, at least in comparison to most other hobbies—and in part because I want to identify where I go wrong, so I can address the problematic action(s).So far, I’m up to 13 cuts. Of these, the breakdown by source is as follows: 1, flush-cut saw. 1, paint scraper. 1, bow saw. 1, ch...

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Chainsaw Carver new to the site

2180 days ago by CARVINGLIFEdotCom | 12 comments »

Hi All, I’m a new member here, so I figured I’d post a bit about myself. I’m a wood carver from New Jersey in the USA, and I’ve been carving full time for a little over 4 years. I have a small retail store where I sell my work, and I’m just now starting to explore selling my carvings online. A new project for me is starting up carvinglife.com. Carvinglife has been a dream of mine for a while, after so many people have asked “how do you do that wit...

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A different kind of challenge

2188 days ago by Michael Brailsford | 2 comments »

A few years back Fine Woodworking magazine did an article that gave me a new inspiration. That was to utilize space on a piece of furniture that would otherwise be wasted and install a secret compartment. Now I don’t have sensative government documents I am hiding nor do I have priceless pieces of art I am trying to hide nor secret documents that once I give it to the press will make us feel differently about, let’s say, Coca Cola. I just felt inspired to try a new kind of chal...

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Woodcarvings of the Pacific Northwest

2218 days ago by TedM | 4 comments »

I have always had a fascination with Pacific Northwest woodcarvings and a couple of weeks ago I was in Vancouver and had a chance to visit a few places to see these carvings up close. I first went to Hills Native Art store which, though a retail outlet, is more like a museum or art gallery. It has hundreds of pieces of contemporary Native woodcarvings. Next I had the chance to spend an afternoon in Stanley Park where the high point of my day was a visit to Totem Park. There are eight To...

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Planning "Steps" for a Carved Story Stick, "The Gospel" Commissioned Walking Cane

2242 days ago by Mark A. DeCou | 9 comments »

My recent lumberjock postings of the walking cane work I have done recently has brought a lot of interest from folks wanting me to build them special, unique, elaborately detailed, walking canes and sticks. This new blog communicates the design process on one cane as I prepare to start the carving, and get approvals on the final design. The customer is a Youth Pastor, and needs to use a tall walking cane to support a bad knee. He and I have been designing this project for several weeks...

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Before you buy any tool read this: A lesson; purchasing tools

2251 days ago by Jim13 | 8 comments »

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DISCLAIMER: This article is based on personal experience and preference. I am not responsible for absolutely any personal damage, monetary loss or any “bad happenings” that came/come about through the outcome of this article. By reading this article you 100% agree to the terms of the previous statements. Again I am 100% NOT responsible for any bad mishaps that come about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Almost all woodworkers ...

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more simple carving 2

2254 days ago by Harold | 11 comments »

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 corner of your bench chisel to work carefully around the curve. when using your bench chisel, be aware of how deep your actualy cutting, just like before you can always clean up alittle deeper.I will try and work the curves in 1/4 sections (90 degre...

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A carved, ebonized, and gilded, wing back chair. (Pix)

2256 days ago by John Fry | 15 comments »

This commissioned piece is a hand carved, ebonized, faintly gilded, and upholstered, wing back chair. It is upholstered in black leather and faux hide, over 18 hand tied springs. It has come to be known as “Bambi”. As always, I welcome your comments AND critiques on this latest project. This custom designed and fit chair is for a very petite lady who has always had problems with chairs fitting her. It is a “modified” wing back chair that is actually designed to be more of an office chai...

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Simple Carving

2256 days ago by Harold | 14 comments »

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 lettering, there are many different fonts available right on your computer. Taking advantage of this resource saves a great deal of time. The most common font used for carving I believe is Palatino, fairly straight line segments and a serif design that is ...

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Carving a Ball and Claw Foot

2267 days ago by John Fry | 25 comments »

First I want to thank everyone who visited and responded to my last project blog; A walnut sofa table with Jacobean influences As always, your comments AND critiques are welcome! I recently completed a commissioned wing back chair for a very petite lady. It has a lot of carving detail so I though I would post one of the carving elements as a tutorial because this was almost a “project” of its own. This chair has ball and claw feet on the front legs, and the clients liked the unde...

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