Hand Carved Book of Shadows

About: 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 Au...

 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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    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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    Disconnected

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    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

    7 years ago on Introduction

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

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    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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    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.

    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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    Winged Fist

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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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    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

    7 years ago on Introduction

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