17 December 2012 at 9:41 am #4976
Thank you Gary
I will try an ellipse shaped bowl soon .
Lopik - Netherlands21 December 2012 at 9:16 pm #5413
Okay than Gary,
here is the ellipse version of the bowl.
Never carved something in my hole life,but this is really addictive.
Lopik - Netherlands21 December 2012 at 9:39 pm #5422AnonymousInactive
Juryaan, you have a talent for making them buddy. Real nice work, they look great.21 December 2012 at 9:56 pm #5423
Thank you Ken, i enjoy doing it .
I’m sorry for going off topic a bit,but has someone some recomendation for good carvingwood?
I used Spruce for the main part of these bowls.
Lopik - Netherlands21 December 2012 at 10:07 pm #5425George BridgemanParticipant
@juryaan Fruit trees are supposed to be the best for carving. American saw makers used applewood for handles. Lime and pear are great for carving spoons – Welsh love spoons are almost always carved from lime.
"To know and not do is to not know"21 December 2012 at 10:07 pm #5426AnonymousInactive
juryaan, this is your topic buddy 😉
See if this is any help …………….http://www.wisegeek.com/what-types-of-woods-are-good-for-carving.htm21 December 2012 at 10:08 pm #5427George BridgemanParticipant
Forgot to say well done on the bowls. Great work!
"To know and not do is to not know"21 December 2012 at 10:19 pm #5431
Thanks for the tips and the positive reactions guys .
Lopik - Netherlands23 December 2012 at 7:52 pm #5526
Made two other kitchen tools today.
They already have been used by SWMBO ,gives me a good feeling she likes what i have made.
Lopik - Netherlands24 December 2012 at 5:06 am #5543kellyParticipant
Nice work Juryaan! You make me feel bad because I haven’t done anything yet. 🙂 Just kidding, keep it up! I enjoy seeing the things you’re making.
Texas, USA24 December 2012 at 9:12 am #5546
Thank you Kelly,i have alot of spare time at the moment ,when i get back to work i once again wil be a weekend woodworker as usual.
Lopik - Netherlands24 December 2012 at 7:52 pm #5601David GillParticipant
Very nice job
I would not know were to start I have never carved anything always thought you had to be quite artistic to carve .
I am ok working to straight lines
Wigan, Lancs. England :24 December 2012 at 8:47 pm #5604
Hello David, before these few projects i had never carved anything myself also and thought as you do that it was intended for more artistic people,until i saw Paul’s first dvd ”Woodworking Essentials”.
After that i ordered a gouge that Paul recommended and just began,i can tel you that it is a joy to do and (for me) very addictive.
Lopik - Netherlands1 January 2013 at 5:08 am #5965kellyParticipant
I made a dove tail template. It’s pretty rough, I need to make another one. 🙂 This one was good practice though.
I’ve learned that I’m really good at planing things to be out of square! By the time I finished “squaring” this thing, it was almost an 1/8″ too small in width and thickness.
I made a couple of mistakes. I think you’ll be able to see them in the pictures. Among them is not being able to saw a straight line.
This one was made from some Alder wood. It’s the only thing I had laying around that was close to the correct dimensions. I think it’s too soft so I’ll search for some Oak to make the next one out of.
Texas, USA1 January 2013 at 5:23 am #5968AnonymousInactive
I think making small Items like that, can sometimes be harder than making a much bigger project
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