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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...
Chip Carving: From the  screen to the bench

Chip Carving: From the screen to the bench

Chip Carving: From the screen to the bench 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...

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