A Master

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23 Responses to A Master

  1. davidc says:

    That’s really good !

  2. anonymous says:

    Very good – but you are going to hear about it from someone if you leave ‘water rings’ on that – use a coaster! :^)

  3. Elizabeth says:

    who is this!!? you know, in case i ever win the lottery?

  4. Dirty Joe Kennedy says:

    That bad ass… I have no idea Wtf it is but cool as shit, haha

  5. In the basement I’ve got a full set of woodworkers chisels my father left me. Problem is I never got into woodworking like that and I don’t know what to do with them. My back issues directly relate to problems standing for any length of time so I don’t think I’m going to start.
    I just don’t want my goddam brother-in-law to get them.

    • SemperFi, 0321 says:

      I have a shitload of chisels and handtools my uncle left to me, he brought them over from Switzerland where the family used to own a construction business. They belonged to his father and grandfather. I’ve used them in my carpentry and log work , I still keep them razor sharp, some are well over 100 yrs old, many from Sweden and France. My uncle used to carve staircases, wish I could have learned more from him.
      For any of you that use chisels/planes, look up “scary sharp”, you’ll never use a dull chisel again. I use a block of polished marble to mount my paper sheets to (a counter top scrap), and use a roller guide to hold the chisel/planer blade, works like a charm.

      http://dans-woodshop.blogspot.com/2009/01/sharpening-with-scary-sharp.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_sharp

    • Bsrbara says:

      Well I know someone one who loves wood and wants to begin carving…interested in selling any of them.?

    • Tracy Carter says:

      I am interested in buying them from you. My email is tracydad@gmail.com

  6. Old Goat Patrol says:

    I say it is a gripping beast fireplace mantle. That’s just the viking blood in me talking.

  7. Hillbilly says:

    I’ve been practicing …Why just last week I carved my initials on a tree.

  8. Robert Evans says:

    One can only dream to be that lucky to work with wood and love it as much as this man.

  9. kris says:

    Floki

  10. Dragon says:

    You know…I sometimes look at my leatherwork and think that I turn out some pretty nice looking stuff…

    Then I see REAL craftsmen, and I realize just how much I DON’T know…

    • Wirecutter says:

      Apples and oranges, Brother.

      A few months ago I thought I’d try to get into leatherworking as a hobby but mostly to learn something that might come in handy someday. But me being me, I bought some books on the subject and saw that it wasn’t just poking holes in leather and stitching it up. There’s a LOT of work that goes into that. Plus, when you consider that I have absolutely no artistic skills whatsoever…..
      I’d rather let you do the work and I’ll pay you for it.

  11. Alexandre Silva says:

    Belo trabalho. Uma fonte de inspiração.

  12. osolinda says:

    I am visiting Norway from the US. I am a wood Carver and have carved a replica inspired by the portal from the 12th century stavkirke. I would love to meet you while I am here in Norway. Tim Holland

  13. Sharon says:

    Your work is beautiful. I enjoy working with wood. Took a class in college on carving.

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