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Forum topic by enurdat1 posted 04-19-2012 08:55 PM 858 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2012 08:55 PM

After a productive day in the shop yesterday, I awoke with an urge to play hooky from work, so the call was made. (Not something I’ve done before) Anyway, I finished the skirts and end vise on my bench, mounted a fence on the band saw and decided to play. I have a table with ball and claw feet that was started, but only one leg was carved. I dug up some soft white wood and did a glue up to practice on. Here is my first attempt at carving. I free handed it, using the completed leg as a reference. Most of the work was done with a carving knife, skew chisel and 1/2 in firmer chisel. (Ignoring the fact that I have about 50 Pfeil carving tools sitting in a tote). Anyway, I figure I’ll do a couple more before I move to the mahogany for the table.

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 06:29 PM

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m impressed! Of course, the nerve-o-meter will go up a little when you start with the mahogany. And it won’t act the same, of course.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 08:31 PM

Its only wood get in there and do it you seem to have it down pat now.

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 11:38 PM

@Tennessee – Thanks. The nerve-o-meter is through the roof just thinking about the mahogany. I got the table from another woodworker that has turned out beautifully crafted things for many years. He is no longer able to work with wood so I aquired most of his shop along with the drop leaf, gate legged table, the bench I posted yesterday, and some phenominal tools.
@sandhill – Thanks. I have 2 more scrap blanks glued up so I’m going to do a couple more trial runs.

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