Sunday, September 28, 2014

Learning a new skill

The work from Peter Follansbee, who works in the tradition of joiners from the 17th century, has always intrueged me. Some parts of his work, like riving fresh oak logs, are a bit beyond my possibilities at the moment, but his carving work looks like fun too. I got the two videos he published, digged some soft maple from the woodpile, sharpened all the gouges I have and set to work.

This is fun. Results still look plenty amateurish, but I have more maple, so no reason not to continue improving my arts. I really love this kind of freehand work.

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