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Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist

Wille Sundqvist On Sunday, June 3, 2018, word of Wille Sundqvist’s passing made its way through the internet. I’m not usually personally affected by the passing of a celebrity, (yes, in my world Wille was a celebrity) but this one stung. It isn’t often that a lineage...

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture

Masters of the Craft: Dean Pulver – Sculpted Furniture Originally posted December 3, 2014 – Updated May 4, 2018 Trained in sculpture at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, Dean Pulver found his way into furniture soon after college, working for three years in a...
Modifying a shaving horse for carving bowls

Modifying a shaving horse for carving bowls

Modifying a shaving horse for carving bowls Why do you need a bowl horse?I got the idea for a bowl horse from David Fisher’s blog post – A Horse of a Different Kind.  Dave’s bowl making has intrigued me for several years now and prompted me to take a bowl making class...
Hone gouges with a dowel, sandpaper, and a drill

Hone gouges with a dowel, sandpaper, and a drill

Hone gouges with a dowel, sandpaper, and a drill Here is a simple but effective shopmade tool for honing carving gouges, taking the place of slip stones and other expensive gear. It’s a dowel with fine sandpaper wrapped around it, chucked in a rotary tool. For smaller...
Carving 300-lb. Poles

Carving 300-lb. Poles

Carving 300-lb. Poles Several years ago a sculptor that I know asked me if I’d be interested in carving some poles for a museum garden. These were gondola poles from Italy that had deteriorated and needed to be copied. They were from 7 to 11 ft. long and 8 in. in...
Carving – FineWoodworking

Carving – FineWoodworking

Carving – FineWoodworking For some time I’ve been interested in doing a chip carving project. I selected a Treasure Casket shown in a book by Paul Hasluck, “Manual of Traditional Wood Carving” and scanned the one-page illustration for import to SketchUp. Since there...

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