Carved Tudor Rose

Butt jointed (no tongues or biscuits) well seasoned knotty pine
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Marking out guide for Rose design
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Starting in, must have tea…
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Fleshed out.
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Did not have the right carving gouges for this size work
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Stopped project to make some better size gouges…
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3 sepals left to go
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36″ o/d x 1.75″ thick. 120+ hours.
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Enjoyed those little sepals
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Boss in centre is for a light pattress (it’s a ceiling rose)
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knoba - Carved Tudor Rose

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Danish oiled then wire wool and waxed
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Turned magnetic Beech fixing covers
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On my ceiling, sub rosa
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Colron – Danish Oil, Wire wool & Finishing wax

Pfeil – Carving tools

knoba – Carved picture frame

knoba – Carving gouges

knoba – Gym mirror

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Carving gouges

Started off with 6 rust pitted Firmers & a double bevel.
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5 straight flute carving gouges.
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Steel courtesy of; Addis, Ward & Payne, Record, Sorby, Belle, Brades (many thanks).
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Fishtail spoon gouge
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Required some re-forging, shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge
knoba - Carving gouges

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From double bevel; (as with all others) required shaping, polishing, hardening, tempering, pickling, re-polishing & stropping
knoba - Carving gouges

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Reverse bevel straight gouge for doing inside socket of mortise gauge (for example)
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Diamond hone for soles
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Newly turned handles and ferrules. Danish oiled & waxed.
knoba - Carving gouges

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Shaped a slip stone for carving chisels including “V” gouges
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knoba - Carving gouges

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knoba – Tool tang drill bit

knoba – Spur drive

knoba – Head knives

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Carved picture frame

Inner panel was gifted to me, so made this frame for it…
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Frame is 13×12″, Sycamore maple, walnut oil & beeswax finish
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4mm Rosewood dowels in mitres. Carved in a celtic style.
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Wood-database.com – Sycamore Maple

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Electric Guitar

20 year old, unfinished project, found on freecycle.
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It finally has a voice and a lovely, unique, sound range.
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Fodic neck.
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I’ve done a lot to this guitar to get it up; hand beaten stainless steel jack port…
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Custom electrics; 3 x dpdt phase reversal switches, tones on 2 pickups.
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Non-magmetic 3 series stainless steel, all inlayed.
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New house guitar. Have some wood inlay to do & more wood carving.
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A first for me. Wood inlays (white oak)
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Single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

Someone gave me this today (it’s a Marples & Sons 1/2″ bevel edge chisel)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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It’s in pretty poor shape…
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The sole of the blade…
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The top of the blade (the bevel edges can just be made out)…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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Here it is again after a couple of hours reworking…
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The blade has been: extracted, reforged, re-shaped, ground, hardened, tempered, lapped, polished & stropped.
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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The handle has been: re-turned, sanded, waxed & polished.
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A sweet tool…
knoba - single bevel edge fishtail carving skew

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