Creative Woodworks & crafts 2001-01, страница 40

Creative Woodworks & crafts 2001-01, страница 40


Wood: butternut—one piece 1-1/2" x 5" x 5" Tools: band saw; Nos. 3-6mm, 3-14mm, 5-12mm, 7-T4mm, and 9-16mm gouges; No. 11-3mm veiner; No. 41-12mm V parting tool Graphite paper Pegboard backing Clamps

Two 1" wood screws Wood glue Finish of choice

W Patterns 1 Located in ' Full Size Pattern ^ Section ; No. 2!

by Ivan Whillock

Draw a center circle in the flower and make a stop cut around the center with the No. 9-16mm gouge (see Fig. 3). Using this same tool, remove a small cove around the center circle (see Fig. 4).

Use the No. 7-14mm gouge to indicate the back edges of the petals (see Fig. 5). Remove wood from the backs of the petals to begin shaping them (see Fig. 6). Use the V parting tool to make separations between the petals (see Fig. 7). Turn the No. 3-6mm gouge upside down and round the tops of the petals (see Fig. 8).

Begin rounding the center bud of the flower (see Fig. 9). Carve the center into four segments. Make a few concave cuts in the petals to round them over and to create the outside shape (see Fig. 10).

With the V parting tool, carve a center groove into each leaf (see Fig. 11). Turn the No. 5-12mm gouge upside down to make convex shapes in the sides of the leaves (see Fig. 12). Make V cuts around the edges of the leaves to serrate them (see Fig. 13). Add veins to the leaves with the veiner (see Fig. 14).

Apply finish of choice. Attach the applique to the object to be decorated and enjoy (see Fig 15)j


It is fun to dress up wooden objects with applied decoration. Here is a carved rose that I applied to a wooden napkin holder purchased in a department store. The same idea can be used to decorate boxes or other wooden objects you make yourself. By adding carving, you can dress up even an inexpensive object such as this napkin holder. Add your own touch with carved appliques. Let your imagination run free!


The sapwood on butternut is lighter than the heartwood. In this carving, I oriented the sapwood facing up to create a two-toned effect on the carving. Most of the rose is composed of the sap-wood, and because the leaves are lower down in the block, they are mostly in the heartwood. Even if you don't have sap-wood on the block to play with as I did, you can still make a fine carving.

Transfer the pattern to the wood. Using the band saw, cut around the pattern and secure it to the pegboard with the 1" screws, making sure that the screws are placed in the thicker rose portion of the carving to avoid bumping them with the carving tools. Clamp the pegboard to the bench.

Draw a circle to indicate the outside of the flower (see Fig. 1). With the No. 3-14mm gouge, make a stop cut around the flower and lower the leaves about 3/4" down into the wood. Leave some leaf tips up and turn others down for variation (see Fig. 2).

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