The staff at Marc Adams' were very kind and they took care of getting the camera to Fedex so it could be shipped. I now have it back, and can show the few pictures I did manage to get of the carved moulding project. This is what I have been working very intensely on for the past few weeks, (with the interim break for the workshop) so have been extremely busy. This past week I have been doing a lot of installation on the job.
|One corner done and its twin in the works|
I will post some more pictures of this project once some parts of the installed moulding are finished so people can actually see what it is I am doing with these.
|Top half of the upper corners, the lower half of these must be carved from|
pieces of timber that have the grain running the other way
|Upper crest carving. The larger panels will use this central motif, but will|
have additional carvings on both sides to make the overall design longer
I am always advocating using hand tools, but in some cases, where the use of machines would not affect the outcome of the final product, (for example, if I buy timber from the sawmill, it has been cut by machines, but it is rough and must still be worked with a plane to create furniture) I sometimes use machinery. This was the case for re-sawing the timbers which I used to split the plank for cutting out the carved sections. The band saw I used however, is not large enough, and therefore I had no choice but to do this piece by hand; good thing I know how!