Carved Figured Camphor Dish

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Project by Chris posted 01-05-2014 07:55 PM 872 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my wife’s idea and I do believe the absolute messiest form of woodworking in which I have ever participated. :)

My wife had wanted to try out the King Arthur Tools Carving Disks on some pieces of Camphor she had managed to get. It was good excuse to buy a new tool. And Yes, I am a very lucky guy!

I learned that these tools can be VERY aggressive as well as effective. However, they will literally sling dust and shavings from one end of your shop to the other.

This piece of camphor was from a small slab and did not reveal the figure until after we started to carve. It turned out to be one of the most striking pieces of wood I have seen in a long while.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 10:28 PM

I must get one of these disks—that looks awesome!

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 10:46 PM

Looks great! This is only the beginning once you get hold of one of these disks…

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 02:16 AM

Very nice. I use the Lancelot disk on most of my bowls, as well as the little Merlin and guinevere sanding system. Yes, they can be quite messy but they sure are fun to use.

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 04:46 AM

So it was messy but it looks like it was worth it … at least in my opinion!

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 03:27 PM

Gorgeous piece! Like the cool shape and the grains and finish look amazing. Great job!

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 04:14 PM

This is very nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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