Carved Figured Camphor Dish

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Project by Chris posted 203 days ago 566 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 203 days ago

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

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#2 posted 203 days ago

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

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#3 posted 203 days ago

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.

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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#4 posted 200 days ago

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

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 199 days ago

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

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#6 posted 199 days ago

This is very nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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