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gran fors carving axe and relief carving in timber #21541 10/26/09 12:47 AM
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I have just purchased a Gran Fors carving axe and swiss carving chisels. I want to do relief carving in the timbers used for my own projects. My wife is Irish and loves Celtic designs. Do old Timber frame Structures of the British Isles and Ireland have carvings in their beams? If so, where the carvings to do with religions and everyday living? Or did they have carvings to with their Pagan
Myths and Old Gods? I am very excited by new creative outlets to do with wood carving.

Re: gran fors carving axe and relief carving in timber [Re: cedar] #21544 10/26/09 01:54 AM
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Let's be care and not mix the two up, wouldn't want to worship the wrong bright round object.

I wonder if geometric shapes come into play somewhere along the line?

Tim

Re: gran fors carving axe and relief carving in timber [Re: TIMBEAL] #21576 10/27/09 03:10 PM
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I've got a two story newel post that's waiting to be carved.
I was thinking of carving the top as a big (~8" dia.) acorn.


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Re: gran fors carving axe and relief carving in timber [Re: cedar] #21601 10/29/09 01:11 AM
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how do you like that axe? i have a sculptor friend who's looking to try working wood and is asking about axes. how are you using it? what kind of cuts does it make?

Ilmatar was a great god. go pagans!


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