I’m getting there

I’ve been working….prepping stock for some chests, a chair or two and some stools.

Ooh, look at the shavings
Ooh, look at the shavings

 

here’s a panel for an upcoming joined chest. I usually think of this as a vase or pot full of flowers & foliage. Nowadays some see faces in it. A similar panel was in the wainscot chair I posted a few days ago.

rorschach test in oak
rorschach test in oak

Here’s the beginning of one that I copied just from a poor photograph. So I made a lot of the detail up. Used gouges & chisels to outline, instead of a V-tool. It requires several consecutive thoughts to establish the pattern in the middle. You can make your mistakes out where the leaves are…

interlace beginning

interwoven design
interwoven design

Here’s the finished panel. Mostly, might add some details around the edges.

interlaced design finished
interlaced design finished

Probably you saw the update from Jogge about the Wille film. Thanks to all who chimed in… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/761142325/the-spoon-the-bowl-and-the-knife-craftsman-wille-s/posts/500426?ref=email&show_token=b2ed6e52d7f7db05

 

 

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13 thoughts on “I’m getting there

  1. So that’s where all of that packing material comes from.

    Beautiful work, I’ve always loved interlaced designs.

  2. P foll

    PIX of you in the shop is special. Bet you don frame no more.

    The bench is here for you. Your option.

    Are there diffent names for vee-tool and chiseled carving.

    Please keep both eyes open for wooden marking gauge.

    Jennie

    On 6/5/13 6:39 AM, “Peter Follansbee, joiner’s notes” wrote:

    > pfollansbee posted: “I’ve been working….prepping stock for some chests, a > chair or two and some stools. here’s a panel for an upcoming joined chest. I > usually think of this as a vase or pot full of flowers & foliage. Nowadays > some see faces in it. A sim” >

  3. The interlace panel is so complicated it makes my head hurt. Thank God you didn’t mess up the middle.

  4. Hi Peter, on that three legged stool….what wood is the seat made of? Also, thanks for the carving class at LN. Great time

  5. What’s the date on the original for that interlaced panel? It has elements that remind me of late Elizabethan embroidery.

      • That would make sense. A lot of the embroidered jackets from around that time use that vine swirl/leaf motif. Haven’t seen the interlace as such, but if you’re trying to make discrete elements, rather than an all-over pattern of rambling swirling vines, the interlace is a fun way to do it.

        I’d heard that the pattern books were intended for other disciplines (embroiderers, lace makers, etc.) but it’s cool to see evidence of design elements shared across different media.

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