Anonymous21 December 2012 at 9:39 pm #5422
Juryaan, you have a talent for making them buddy. Real nice work, they look great.Anonymous21 December 2012 at 10:07 pm #5426
juryaan, this is your topic buddy 😉
See if this is any help …………….http://www.wisegeek.com/what-types-of-woods-are-good-for-carving.htm
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.
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.Anonymous1 January 2013 at 5:23 am #5968
I think making small Items like that, can sometimes be harder than making a much bigger project
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