Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I tried a little carving...

Since it's dark in the evenings, there's not much work done on the boat these days.

Instead, I tried my hand at a little letter carving, since the boat will need a name.

The boat will be called Lady Caroline.

This is a first try, and a little rough around the edges, but I think it turned out pretty good for a first try.


Darren said...

Nice job Dave!

It's difficult to get a sense of scale from the photo - how tall are the letters? Also what tools did you use?

Rational Root said...

About 2.5 inches tall.

I used flexcut chisels. See http://www.flexcut.com/

A skew, ans some various gouges to get the corners.

And a small plane old Marples chisel for the straight bits.

Vic. said...

The carving looks really good Dave. I see that you've accomplished much over the summer... good work too.


DeBoet said...

Hi Dave, nice reading your blog.
keep it up.
I am also building a boat down south in waterford, a steel cruiser. http://deboet.blogspot.com
lets keep an eye on each other.regards