more about the riven chests of Tamas Gyenes

More photos from Tamas Gyenes, See the first post here: https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2015/11/30/tamas-gyenes-riven-beech-chests/

Carving through the surface to expose the lighter wood –

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Here’s how the surface is prepared for that work:

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The grooves aren’t cut with a plow plane, but with this tool. It seems to me like a small twybill. Detail of the grooving follows.

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Shaving of the week right here:

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cutting the groove
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hewing

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His note told me he’s working on his 69th chest! And that’s in addition to working a job, having a family, restoring old pieces and writing & researching about the chests. Hmm. seems familiar. Thanks again, Tamas. I’ll keep in touch.

8 thoughts on “more about the riven chests of Tamas Gyenes

  1. The double ended “hook” knife appears to be similar in design to many of the tools that Robin Wood uses in his bowl turning. Seems to be an incredibly versatile tool (in skilled hands), with one even serving as the “marking” end of the compass. More information on the manufacture and uses of this tool would be very interesting. Thanks for your great work, Peter.

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