Wednesday 24 January 2024

Carving A Large Panel In Lime

 With a deadline due for a magazine article I was desperate to carve something interesting. I found inspiration at Worcester Cathedral after a visit with my family and some friends. 

So I dragged out a piece of lime from my store and set to carving it up. 


  As I tend to do these days, I made a video. 

No doubt it won't get many views, carving videos are a bit niche, but it was fun to make the video at the same time, gives me someone to talk to if nothing else! 

I was quite pleased with the piece when it was finished. 

It took quite a few hours to make because of the size of it, but because of the size some of it was quite good fun. I could go with big sharp gouges and remove loads of wood with each sweep. 

Now I just need to decide if I'm going t use it as a draw front in the pantry or not! 

What do you think? Do you like it? What would you use it for (it's about 1m by 285mm)?

4 comments:

  1. Wow Kev, that would look super as a front panel to a Camphor/wooden blanket box. Think it would look lovely in a screen too (but would have to work some more for that)xx

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  2. Great piece of work but possibly not for a pantry where the edges will trap dust, spilled flour etc. and drive the 'housekeeper' nuts. The drawer front for the TV remote controls perhaps...

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  3. As a mostly furniture maker, I could see a panel like that being used in dozens of different ways. Box lids, drawer fronts, wall hanging, decorate elements on larger pieces, etc. I also think that things utilizing such obviously hand made works bring a premium over their factory manufactured flawless counterparts.

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