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  • A Rose by any other Name
    Here are the tools I use to carve period instrument rosettes. […]
  • Everything But A Cherry On Top
    Obviously, Cherries are right out.  So what was used on the […]
  • Gerles, Gerles, Gerles
    Carving details on a Renaissance Lute Bridge […]
  • Burls, Burls, Burls
    I love the natural beauty of timber. Burl wood is especially […]
  • Scraping Together a Title For This Post
    In times past people tamed tricky grain with scraper planes.  Unlike card srcapers, scraper planes have a thicker blade fixed in one position. They still utilize a burr which takes lacy thin cuts.  You can find vintage scraper planes by Record, Stanley, Bailey and others. I made mine in the manner of the Great James… […]