Hand Carved Book of Shadows

Introduction: 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.




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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.

    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

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

    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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    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

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