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wizer

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I saw this in a magazine and thought "I'll have a go at that, won't take long"



Famous last words! But it was very enjoyable indeed. Chris (Waterhead37) helped me out quite a bit. I bought a piece of lime for the project but when I took it to Chris to do the bandsaw cuts we found that it had a large defect. Kindly Chris donated a new blank for the project. He also gave me some excellent tool and technique guidance.

It is something I will definitely do again.



The wood is European Walnut (I think, Chris?) and I used a combination of carving tools, scrapers and spokeshaves to get the finished result. It has a few coats of 'Wood Wipe' which is a blend of nut and citrus oils and is 'food safe'.

It is a stocking filler for the missus, just need to get the others now! :oops:

Just a couple of WIP pics, must be more prepared next time!




Hmm My first gloat should be more obvious than that....



Did I do it right Philly? :D :wink:

It's Chris's fault! :^o

Thanks again Chris! :wink:
 

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Very nice - how long was "it won't take long.." ?

I fancy having a go at woodcarving next year - was it relatively easy? (All top tips gratefully received 8) )

Andrew
 

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Hi WiZeR

Santa's promised me one of those Flexcut carving sets that Chris seems to despise :D , so I'll be having a go at carving next year too. I hope my first attempt comes out as good as yours.

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Actual hours where very little... about 20hrs? maybe less. The long length of time from start to finish was just things getting in the way, etc

I'd recomend this as a good beginner project. Even a ham fisted oaf like me could get it reasonably good ;)
 

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WiZer

Very nice looking bowl, we don't see enough hand carved projects on the forum.
 

wizer

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Thanks Guys, I'm allready thinking about the next one...
 

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It turned out well Tom! And yes, it is a european walnut.

Gill,
I don't despise Flexcut chisels, I just think that their claim to be flexible so as to do the work of bent gouges as well as straights is baloney - they bend in the wrong place. They are nice thin steel (a definite plus in a carving chisel) and pre-sharpened to a good edge (both sharpness and shape).
 

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I nice piece indeed

Waka":3f2or7q3 said:
we don't see enough hand carved projects on the forum.
Perhaps we should have a dedicated forum for carvers - I've tried to get my missus intrested in posting but she claims not to have the time!


Andy
 

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