Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'carving'

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"Carving Acanthus Leaves into, Lathed Fluted Columns"

04-01-2010 03:44 PM by Dennis Zongker | 37 comments »

There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard. I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet. Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindl...

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shotgun #2: moving forward

07-06-2009 03:48 AM by kolwdwrkr | 11 comments »

I’ve decided to spend some time on this shotgun. It was a tough decision, providing that I’m giving it away to a 6 year old. But the reason I decided to move forward is because #1 I don’t think there is a toy gun as detailed as this will be, #2 I enjoy carving and it’s a good experience, and #3 maybe people will see it and either order one, or maybe even ask me to carve their real rifle. We will see if that works out. No matter what this kid is getting a very cool ...

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"Carving a Santa Ornament" #2: Beard and Hat

11-01-2011 06:53 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

So we left off after we carved the mouth and teeth in the first blog and it looked something like this. It will really start taking shape quickly now, when we start removing massive quantities of wood. First we do the stop cuts on the corners under the brim of the hat and then remove those chips, to make the hair go under the hat. Remove that same chip in the back also, I shape the beard so that it curves to a bit of a curl at the front, and round over any edges. I’m trying to us...

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Intarsia Basics #6: We are Almost There!!

06-25-2012 01:00 AM by KoryK | 14 comments »

Welcome back and again sorry for taking so long to get this post out. After my hand healed I was really backed up on some other projects. I’m almost caught up and will post some of those projects on my page in the next couple of days. When we left off we had all the sanding done and are ready for staining and finishing. I’m making two of these frogs, one that will need staining and one out of exotic wood so everyone can participate in this project. We will go over staining next. I’m...

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Say Hello to my leetle favorite sanding accessories for carving!

09-26-2011 11:02 PM by mpounders | 10 comments »

I wanted to do a blog entry that talked a little about sanding, since some carvers may not be familiar with all of these accessories.It may also be useful info for other woodworkers who do some shaping on boxes and such. Some carvers prefer not to sand, leaving a more rustic hand-carved look. Certain styles of carving do stress clean cuts and I also prefer to cut as much as possible before starting to sand. But one of the things that I feel has improved my carvings or at least their appearanc...

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Swiss Trip #6: Woodcarvings

01-12-2011 06:09 PM by Roger Strautman | 8 comments »

We in this country will never see the carving like Europe has. Carvings in Europe were mostly made for churches and back then the church was everything to the people so most of what they earned went to the church hence the church could afford these elaborate carvings. We did get to visit a Swiss carving school in Brienz, Huggler Woodcarvings.

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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #2: Wood Selection

04-28-2011 11:02 PM by trifern | 14 comments »

Wood Selection Almost every hollow form I turn is from local hardwoods and is turned green. Why use green wood? Green wood is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, and easy to turn. It is nearly impossible to find, or afford, large kiln dried wood suitable for turning large pieces. Construction sites, firewood cutters, arborists, and landscape recycling centers are all excellent sources for wood. The biggest problem I have with green wood is my greed. I bring home more wood than I can...

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Transforming a Kitchen Cookbook Nook

01-07-2008 06:41 PM by Mark A. DeCou | 15 comments »

I have a client that lives close to me, and we have had a lot of fun designing and building things for their home. They sort of “pushed” me into quitting my day job by offering a long term commission to transform their home with functional-art pieces one at a time, according to an overall game plan. They had a general idea of what they wanted, but needed someone to turn the dream into wood. They were willing to adapt their ideas to mine, and vice versa, and I have really appr...

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Woodcraft in the Philipines #1: Carving in the Philippines

03-18-2009 02:54 PM by kiwi1969 | 6 comments »

People in the Philippine archipalago have been carving simple images for millenia, but it was the arrival of the Spanish that really created the traditions and style that we see today. The simple “Bulol” carvings of the Cordillera have become the latest trend for interior designers in Manila and are believed to be either rice gods or meant to help in curing illness. Now they clog up the tourist traps of Baguio and the rice terraces, which I still haven,t seen after all this time.W...

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Chip Carving a Plate #1: Introduction & Preparation

09-05-2011 03:11 AM by MyChipCarving | 24 comments »

Welcome to another chip carving class. This time our project will be chip carving a basswood plate. I will lead you step-by-step through this project and when you’re done you’ll have a carved plate to display or give away as a gift. Various plates styles and assorted carving patterns combine to make wonderful carvings. Here are some plates that I’ve carved: Our plate will have a unique design. One that I’m sure you will enjoy carving. Here is a supply list of ...

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