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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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
knoba - Carved picture frame

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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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Wood carving mallet

Made from stock; copper, holly & cherry…
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knoba - wood carving mallet

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The wood database – European Cherry

The wood database – English Holly

Matweb – Copper

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Wood bending steam setup

Simple, inexpensive, permanent & unobtrusive…
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3m x 160mm o/d aluminium van tube (3″ fall over length to let water out)…
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Bosch PTL1; 2kw, 2.4l capacity = 45 mins, 3m hose.
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Hose fitting is 14mm circumference plus the bayonet (push fit only as added saftey).
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Machined brass fitting from propane bottle valve (3/4 bspt, 14mm bore).
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End cap is left loose (hinged at top) to allow steam egress.
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Brackets were made made from old aluminium cafe chairs left on the street
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Freegle – Wallpaper steamer

Ebay – Van Pipe

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Head knives

Head knives for cutting & skiving leatherwork.
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Made from spalted silver birch, brass & medium carbon steel alloy, mirror polished with beeswax finish.
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Donor steel from old saw blade (old non tct blade). Took 2 teeth off to see if the metal could be hardened.
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Heated both teeth to cherry for 3 min, quenched one & left other to cool.
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My quenching bucket. Spark tests (grinding) on the 2 teeth gave good results.
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Cleaned up both sides with abrasives (flap wheels, silicon carbide discs, etc.).
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Stuck my templates to the blade…
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Cut them out with angle grinder.
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Centre marked a sharpening pivot point…
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Drilled that mark…
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Took off paper & made a sharpening jig for the belt sander.
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That’s how this is going to go…
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Sharpened & polished.
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Heated to cherry for 3 mins (12mm = 30mins soak time). Had to keep the torch moving to keep the blade hot over its entire surface.
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After quenching the blade but not the tang.
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Re-polished.
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Seasoned birch from my garden…
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Turned some handles for my blades…
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With thanks to Cap’n Eddie Castelin for his superb wood turning videos (link below).
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Machined up some brass ferrules and epoxied on.
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Tangs were tapered (4° included angle) to common machine taper specs (see link below)
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Very pleased with results, they feel great, strop well and hold a good wire!
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knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip (link below)
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knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip (link below)
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You tube – Cap’n Eddie Castelin

knoba – Leather Head Knives – xcf files – 2015.zip

Wiki – Machine taper

Wood Database – Silver birch

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

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Leather Strops

Made from ‘belt leather’ & oak with rubber feet for sharpening my leatherwork tools.
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Counter-bored recesses in oak base to secure these 6mm Ø x 3mm rubber feet.
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Wood carving strop also from ‘belt leather’ with shaped edges. Both are impregnated with aluminium oxide polishing compound.
knoba - leather strop

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Rapid – Affix Self-Adhesive Black Rubber Feet

Wood Database – English Oak

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

Abbey England – Leather supplies

Screwfix – Cutting Paste Bar 800g Grey

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Leather Burnisher

In Iroko & brass, with polished waxed finish…
knoba - leather burnisher

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Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

The wood database – Iroko

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