Category Archives: Wood carving

Steer head carving

I found this steer head carving at a second hand shop for next to nothing and figured it was in need of some customization. Who ever carved it had some talent and I figured it was a shame for it … Continue reading

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Journaling

If you don’t already do it now is a good time to start Journaling. I wrote this post for my audience at my Westfork Freedom website ( Westfork Freedom / Westfork Farm ) but realized it was equally relevant to my … Continue reading

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Custom Cutting Boards

Here is another product that I will be offering in my gear shop and on ETSY. I was looking at our cutting board the other day and thought that it looked so plain. I have pretty much customized everything else around … Continue reading

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mini-buffer

This is a great mini-buffer for buffing a nut after final sanding with 1200 finesse paper. Cut a slot in a 3\8 inch or 1\2 inch wood dowel and slide a 1 inch x 4 inch length of diaper rag or … Continue reading

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Low-cost buffer

In the picture above is a mandrel assembly that you can buy from Lee Valley that will allow you to build a low-cost buffer unit. All you will need is an electric motor with a pulley, the belt and some … Continue reading

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Lovespoon Carving

Here is a picture of the Lovespoon Carving after all the needle file and sanding has been done. As I was filing I was thinking that for some of the work one could use a dremel rotary tool to speed … Continue reading

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Lovespoon Carving

Once you have the spoon roughed out the next step is to start cleaning up the inside cut areas. What seems to work best for me is a set of needle files. I also started to carve out the lines … Continue reading

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Lovespoon Carving

Now that we have the pattern transferred to our piece of wood it is time to make entry holes for our scroll saw and coping saw. Above you can see that I have drilled tiny holes at the corners of … Continue reading

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Lovespoon Carving

The lovespoon is a traditional Welsh custom dating back to the 17th century, where men would gather their creative talents and carve a decorative wooden spoon for a chosen lady as a symbol of their love and affection. The custom … Continue reading

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Driveway Sign

Here is one part of the driveway sign that I am building for the entrance to our place. Once again it incorporates used materials from around the homestead to create a piece that is unique to property. When doing projects for my … Continue reading

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