Picture of 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.


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

aespie-whitburn (author)  gatsbythegerbil3 months ago

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.

SparkySolar5 months ago

i tried your link not working

aespie-whitburn (author)  SparkySolar3 months ago

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

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.
i love it 5/5
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
ToyMaker3 years ago
Beautiful work. I was really looking forward to seeing steps/instructions/how-to. Greatly disappointed.
dimdiode3 years ago
Nice design, and well executed.

well done!
VACH.3 years ago
beautiful! I love it!
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.
aespie-whitburn (author)  The Metal One3 years ago
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.
i insist on apologising, i failed to read the second part of the paragraph
ah, i see i misunderstood. my apologies
aespie-whitburn (author)  The Metal One3 years ago
No need to apologise, I just re-read my description and see how it can be misinterpreted.
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!
Winged Fist3 years ago
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!
aespie-whitburn (author)  Winged Fist3 years ago
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
l8nite3 years ago
it looks really cool... how did you carve it ?
aespie-whitburn (author)  l8nite3 years ago
I used 2 different sized bevelled chisels and a carving knife. For the background, I made tiny indentations using a dremel