Somewhere along the way, my sense of minimalism got cast to the wind. My carving-tool box is overflowing.
With the addition of six new gouges, perhaps it’s time to make a little something for me. I want to end up with another carving-tool box, one that has a drawer and a removable tray to hold all of these tools.
Digging through the shop, I came across a piece of soft maple. It has a most unattractive knot. After some careful layout, I figured out how to hide the knot behind a drawer.
I spent some time thumbing through John Fiske’s When Oak Was New: English Furniture and Daily Life 1530 – 1700, finding a pattern that will work with the drawer just perfect. I only pray that the money side of the knotted area is not too difficult to carve.
My new carving-tool box may be on the bench for a while as I continue to prepare for the art show coming up in a little over two weeks. I also have a commissioned piece to complete before the end of November. So, stay tuned and see what happens!