Carving

woodcarving

A practice run on carving a cat

A practice run on carving #saw #cat

Strops at the ready

Strops at the ready #saw

Leather strops for my carving chisels

Leather strops for my carving chisels #saw

Making some leather strops for carving chisels

#saw making some leather strops for carving chisels

Some Lizard Wood Carving

Some wood carving #bbb #saw

Woodworking from Sweden in 1923!

The attached video from YouTube features woodworking from 1923. Filmed in Sweden it captures clog and spoon making in addition to┬áthe construction of a chair. All the men shown are old in this video so they all would have been born in the mid to late nineteenth century. Whilst I don’t read Swedish it looks as though the film was made to capture fading trades. It really is a fantastic glimpse into the recent past.

I don’t know the origin of the video I have embedded the YouTube for interest.

Art & Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving

Art & Technique of Scandinavian Style Woodcarving: Step-By-Step Instructions & Patterns for 40 Flat-Plane Carving Projects by Harley Refsal

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An instructive read . Enough to get you started on a carving career. Well it got me started any way. I have fond memories of this style of carving from my childhood in Norway.

When I have some presentable examples I will post them .

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