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13Instructables120,074Views50CommentsBallarat, AustraliaJoined July 7th, 2011
My background is in architectural drafting, and I use these skills to design things I make out of wood. I also make tutorials on youtube about using AutoCAD software, and I also write software for use in AutoCAD. I also like to draw

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  • aespie-whitburn commented on aespie-whitburn's instructable Celtic Knot Blanket Box2 months ago
    Celtic Knot Blanket Box

    Hi Paul, sorry for the late reply. I carved using gouge chisels, probably a lot like the ones you would have used for the spoon. I trace a line in the wood around the lines of the design with either a carving knife or by hammering in a flat chisel to create what is called a stop cut. Then I can carve the wood out towards the stop cut. This is called relief carving if you wanted to look more into it.Thanks for your comment

    Hi Lordrake, sorry for the late reply. I don't know what those pallets were used for, I do know though that they are very heavy, and there is 2 layers of wood on them and massive bearers under them. I think they were used internationally and were stamped that they are heat treated.

    Hi Til, sorry for the late reply. Yes it did take a long time to carve, especially as the wood blunted my chisels a lot due to it having tiny particles of sand lodged in the wood grain.The CAD software is expensive, but I am sure there are cheaper ones out there, or maybe even free ones.Thank you for your comment

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  • Engraved Book, Book of Shadows, Grimoire, Journal, Notebook, Visual Diary

    I used binding screws....sometimes also called inter-screws. I used a hole punch to put holes in the paper, and then used the screws to hold the sheets in place. You need to work out exactly where to drill the holes in the book so they line up with the paper.

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  • Book of Shadows Celtic Knotwork Book

    Hi Brad,When I do a lot of my wood work, I use a standard A4 size printer and print the design out in sections, then sticky tape them back together.I use standard paper you buy in those 500 sheet reams, nothing special about it.The old way I used to do my design was to glue the paper design to the wood, but now I use masking tape to hold the design to the wood, and then slide a piece of carbon paper under it then trace over the design. That works well on light coloured woods, but dark woods I suppose gluing it down is the best option.The down side to gluing the design to the wood is removing the parts of it you don't carve out. I use a wide flat chisel to scrape the remainder off.If you have only 1 paper template, see if you can get it scanned then you can print out again and again with...

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    Hi Brad,When I do a lot of my wood work, I use a standard A4 size printer and print the design out in sections, then sticky tape them back together.I use standard paper you buy in those 500 sheet reams, nothing special about it.The old way I used to do my design was to glue the paper design to the wood, but now I use masking tape to hold the design to the wood, and then slide a piece of carbon paper under it then trace over the design. That works well on light coloured woods, but dark woods I suppose gluing it down is the best option.The down side to gluing the design to the wood is removing the parts of it you don't carve out. I use a wide flat chisel to scrape the remainder off.If you have only 1 paper template, see if you can get it scanned then you can print out again and again without having to worry about ruining the only copy you have.Another method too for the design, is to just get the design printed out somewhere on to one big piece of paper.I did that with a bed head, I went to the office supplies shop and got the design printed onto an A0 sized sheet. That was a big time saver on such a large design....but small designs i just tape the parts together.Good luck with it allAndrew

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  • Book of Shadows Celtic Knotwork Book

    Hi, no sorry, I no longer make them.

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