Saturday, February 9, 2013

Horned Smoother Part VIII



Here is how I carved the scrolls on the horned plane (whose name is Sven, by the way).


It turned out to be much easier than I expected, so it's no wonder Dutch planemakers added them as a design element. It's a cool feature that doesn't take all that much time to make.

After I carved the shapes with chisels and gouges, I touched them up with files. I use a ton of files in my shop; they're invaluable with these types of projects.

I'm actually finished building Sven, so the three shots at the bottom of this post show a couple coats of boiled linseed oil worked into the wood and the carving I added to the top of the plane.

 

21 comments:

penelope nicholls said...

Beautiful details !

Barb Siddiqui said...

Kari, that is just beautiful. What a treasure!

thelightheartedwoodworker.com said...

I never thought I would so this but, boy is Sven sexy!!

Sign me up Horned Smoother Building and Carving 101

sheworkswood.com said...

Man!! That's a very cool thing to look at while you're using it. Can't imagine that you're not happy with how it turned out.

Eric said...

This is the part where your talent just blows me out of the water.
It's one thing to make a plane, but your touch at embellishment is absolutely top-notch.

Kari Hultman said...

Thanks guys! I am really happy with Sven. :o)

aulaflamingo said...

Exquisite work, simply gorgeous

Jamie Bacon said...

A truly amazing piece of functional artwork Kari. I can't wait to see it in person. Your talents never cease to amaze me.

Mike Higgins said...

Beautiful work but where is the picture showing the horn? I'm curious to see what it looks like and how it's attached.

Kari Hultman said...

Thank you for the kind words. :o)

MIke, I'm going to write the next post about the horn and how it's attached.

Tom Stephenson said...

Kari, the scrolls are just gorgeous. I second all the comments regarding your great talent. You've not only made a useful tool, it's beautiful to boot. Wow. I'm curious about the horn attachment. Next time on The Village Carpenter!

Kees said...

Hmm, that doesn't look like it is very easy! Nice work. Maybe I should get some carving practice, because I like this a lot.

Steve Branam said...

Yep, just gorgeous! Your carvings always add such grace, Kari.

EestiBear said...

Oh Kari! That is totally GORGEOUS!!!!

Mark Fairchild said...

Ms. Hultman's star rises in the woodworking world and it's easy to see why. I've always had mixed feelings about high ornamentation, sometimes loving it and sometimes asking, "what for", but this little project sorely tempts me to give it a shot. Truly beautiful Kari. You're a real inspiration.

Bob said...

Holy Cr*p! That is just awesome. Normally I have little desire to be way down on the list of commenters, but I had to pipe up. I had no idea it would turn out so nice.
Um...hopefully you've been able to shovel a path through the snow? Probably best to just stay home. We did during our little event on Friday.

Kari Hultman said...

Thanks so much everyone!

Bob, we didn't get any snow at all. We always seem to be in the eye of the storm, for some lucky reason.

Joseph Scharl said...
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Joe Scharl said...

The plane looked great, but the scrolling probably doubled its resale value. This is something I shall have to remember. A great looking plane.

Madhav Mehra said...

"Bleep" you are amazing.

alan said...

loving the carving

you have a skilled hand