Introduction: Hand Carved Book of Shadows

 Hi all, this was a project for my partner that I just finished today. It is made of MDF and stained with a mix of acrylic paint and boiled linseed oil. All the screws and hinges are brass. The design was done using the software AutoCAD but was hand carved using 2 different sized bevelled chisels.


www.espie-whitburn-design.com/BookOfShadows.html

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gatsbythegerbil made it!(author)2015-05-11

That. Is. Beautiful. Man, it would be so cool to be able to woodburn something like this.

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2015-05-12

thanks, yeah it would look good wood burned. I have never done wood burning, but I have seen many great work done by people who have mastered it.

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SparkySolar made it!(author)2015-03-16

i tried your link not working

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2015-05-12

sorry, I have closed my website, couldn't keep up with the costs

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Disconnected made it!(author)2012-07-12

Dude... that is some straight up awesome work! Please share a picture of the chisels you are using. I would definitely like to learn more about this process.

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Dusk+Shadows made it!(author)2012-06-04

i love it 5/5

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Rich_Limburger made it!(author)2012-03-03

ow i would love to see the dwg or dxf file posted here.
The disigns would also look great transferred on the backrest of a chair.
Nice job, well done

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ToyMaker made it!(author)2012-02-16

Beautiful work. I was really looking forward to seeing steps/instructions/how-to. Greatly disappointed.

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dimdiode made it!(author)2012-02-13

Nice design, and well executed.

well done!

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VACH. made it!(author)2012-02-13

beautiful! I love it!

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The+Metal+One made it!(author)2012-02-08

i appreciate the design work but not the method...i find hand tools to be amazing and rewarding, in my experience. good job though, keep up the good work.

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2012-02-09

Do you mean you don't like that I use a computer to draft my designs? All the carving is done by hand using 2 bevelled chisels. I like designing on the computer as it gives me more accuracy when drafting the designs.

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The+Metal+One made it!(author)2012-02-12

i insist on apologising, i failed to read the second part of the paragraph

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The+Metal+One made it!(author)2012-02-10

ah, i see i misunderstood. my apologies

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2012-02-10

No need to apologise, I just re-read my description and see how it can be misinterpreted.

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BrefelanDesigns made it!(author)2012-02-11

Now that I finally can see all the pictures (a problem with a Firefox add-on...)
I must say this is beautifully done! The shape is definitely unique!

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2012-02-11

thanks.

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Winged+Fist made it!(author)2012-02-08

Another incredible piece of Celtic art! This one would make the monks who worked on the Book of Kells envious... Although the contents might make their eyes burn;-)

And certainly worthy of 5 stars!

I think with your skills and technique, you could hang out  a shingle on Etsy.com, and I'm sure you would find a customer-base eager to buy your wares!

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2012-02-09

Thank you so much Winged Fist. I already have an Etsy store but have only sold one thing since June, but hopefully if I make more books, they might be a great seller

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l8nite made it!(author)2012-02-08

it looks really cool... how did you carve it ?

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aespie-whitburn made it!(author)2012-02-09

I used 2 different sized bevelled chisels and a carving knife. For the background, I made tiny indentations using a dremel

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