Midevial wood tools
- I have posted this before with no reesponse so I wish to apologize
ahead of time. I am looking for resources to put together a set of
wood working tools. Any book information or web sites would be
greatly appreciated. Side note my wife has taken your advice and
purchased for me a wood tap and die set. Thank you again.
- First, thank you all for the ideas.
Second, I didn't know how little I knew about this before I started
I borrowed a set of carving chisels off of my father. Wait these are
called gouges, right? There were six of them. The blades styles consisted
of 4 gentle curves and 2 sharp angles I then grabbed a 8"x8" piece of one
inch thick air dried pine, and drew a quick sketch of a Tudor rose on it.
After about 3 hours of digging away at it I ended up with something. I put
a picture in the photo section in Nest's folder. The dark lines are not
shadows, but discoloration in the wood.
So now that I just waded in and started I decided to go to a store and
look around. Boy, I could be in trouble now. I found a woodworkers store
about 15 minutes from my work. The range of tools and wood pieces fairly
has me staggered. They even give classes. They have 2 coming up which
sounded interesting. One on chip carving, and one on hand made
dovetailing. I bought a book on carving "How to carve wood" by Richard
Butz and an 8 mm palm handled chisel. Stright edge was one of the things
the set did not have.
I think I have settled on carving a rather small box for my first project.
That is all I have in mind right now.
Again thank you all for getting me started.
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