Sunday, January 2, 2011
I decided to start off 2011 with a couple of pictures of my workspace. It is not large, but works great for spoon carving. I used to carve in the basement of the house in a typical shop space. It was cold and isolated. After seeing Robin Wood carving in the living room I knew I needed to make a change. I repurposed a rolltop desk of my sons into a carving bench. It continues to slowly evolve.
The top left is a nice overview of the space I work in. I do the rough out either outside on my chopping block or in the basement with my bandsaw.
Top right shows the tools I use most often. There are several knives from Dell http://www.pinewoodforge.com A Left handed Carving Jack from Flexcut, a couple of Japanese tools (plane and spokeshave), and a small drawknife.
The bottom left is another view and the middle picture is a ladle I am working on. I copied the desk vice from an article I found on Barry Gordon's site. http://www.barrygordon.com/
He is a master and I hope to one day meet him and maybe acquire a spoon of his.
Finally the bottom right shows a few accessories. There is a old leather strope, a couple of homemade scrapers, and new this years is a spoon scraper and marking gauge from Lee Valley - thanks to Santa....