yea thats right. i made 6 of them in all. this is one of the bottom two. i blocked them to make the bottoms of them a little bulkier.
haha i had to come to terms with sanding a long time ago. it's gotten to the point that i sometimes get nostalgic when i get into my sanding
"trance". it's almost meditative... if it didn't start to hurt so bad.
lathes are nearly terrifying. that moment right before you go to turn on the switch after you secure your rough piece between the centers. it's like
standing too close to the edge of a cliff. your mind lets you know that you are about to do something very dangerous. then you have to stick a sharp
piece of metal into a spinning block. it is really counter intuitive. luckily i am very careful and have never hurt myself with any power tools. ive
had some really close calls though.
Those look great. i am familiar with the game but i haven't played. i like working with pine. it's soft enough to work quickly but strong enough you
can still put some fine detail in it. i'm really impressed that you did these in a week. i can tell that there are many hours in each one.
Great work there woodcarver! I used to do a lot of wood carving myself, along with antique restoration and cabinetmaking. Also tried my hat at
luthiery for a while and sold a few guitars in the $5000 range. That was back in the '80s and '90s mostly, but I got tired of trying to earn a living
from all that and went to engineering school so I could get a 'steady job'... kind of sold out, yeah. Traded money for living really. Keep at it
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I'm an amateur carpenter and artist and all I can say is WOW. The difficulty and time involved in the process of creating these pieces must have kept
you busy. I'm impressed. how do I get a 4 piece bowl and spoon set? I love hand crafted art from other current artists.
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