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Storing Green Wood for Carving

Storing Green Wood for Carving

Storing Green Wood for Carving I really enjoyed Dave Fisher’s video workshop on carving a greenwood bowl. In the video, Dave makes his creation from a cherry log. I have a nice cherry log in my yard that I’d like to use to try Dave’s technique. What’s the best way to...
A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving

A Quick Shop Sign – SketchUp to Carving Recently I decided to make a Shop Sign, one that could also serve as a company logo. With a combination of SketchUp, an image transfer process, carving tools, and lampblack & shellac, I developed a sign that will work. I...
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...