Well, yesterday I was in hospital for a triple hernia repair, I’m not sure how I managed that but that’s life I suppose.
Anyway, here I am with time on my hands and the urge to create something but sore as hell, not allowed to lift anything heavier than a cup of tea and unable to walk long distances.
So what do I do about this. Well, I’ve caught up on posting some past projects on here and I thought maybe I should start something new and document progress.
I’ve got a small piece of Box and a few knives and gouges to work with. So, this is my workshop/toolkit and material all taking up less space than a bottle of beer. The knife is an ex file that I have turned into a wharncliffe style carving knife, really hard and keeps an edge beautifully, then there are two small Ashley Iles gouges with stubby little handles and a Flexcut scorp. Finally I have a lovely little carving set that I bought from Cape Forge Tools
Alright, lets see what I can manage from this little lot. I would normally look at sketch type carvings like this little “Valentines Mouse” which I did for my wife earlier this year but I’m keen to do something a bit more serious. I might go for a pendant or perhaps another flower.
-- Trev's Lakeland carvings - When the knife slips where will it go?