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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...
Lacework in Oak

Lacework in Oak

Lacework in Oak When Pascal Oudet turns vessels from oak, he takes the material down to its very essence — the medullary rays and growth rings–revealing a beautiful portrait of one of the world’s most well-known woods. Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special...
The Modern Master: Allan Breed

The Modern Master: Allan Breed

The Modern Master: Allan Breed Growing up in New Hampshire, Allan Breed began buying, repairing, and reselling antique furniture in his early teens, and before he was 20, he was serving an apprenticeship in conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the...