Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: carving for surface embellishment *PIC*

Wiley Horne
Hi Bruce and all,

I really like what you’ve done! A brief description of how you arrived at that pattern would be appreciated, and also how you went about the actual carving. I’m guessing you drew a graphic in pencil and glued it onto the top, then carved it out—but that leaves out all the technique issues that are paramount!

I don’t have a direct comparison, but here is a project that involved a lot of ornamental shaping of pulls and ‘tendrils’, using combinations of gouges, scrapers, and a special ‘bamboo leaf’ knife/scraper, made by the amazing John Aniano from a file:


Thanks for posting!

Wiley

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