At the start of today's class, I was determined to start yet another bone folder. I chose this thin piece of bone: After some filing, sawing, and sanding... ...and then a polish with steel wool. I love it - it creates such a thin score line. And it feels amazing in my hand.
Tag : toolmaking
I got to Shanna's class early so I could get a head start on an idea - I decided to carve a quilted design into one of my bone folders. When I sketched out the design, it looked pretty cool. Unfortunately, the execution of my concept took a long time. There
I started out today's class working on a new bone folder. I decided to give the hatchet a try this time. Not as a big a deal as I had thought. Then I got fidgety and started (yet) another one. I decided to let the bone tell me how to shape
In the afternoon I took Shanna Leino's toolmaking workshop. We met in the metals studio, which was wall-free - it's a bit like a shelter you might find in a park. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day. Oh, if you're wondering, Ox-Bow doesn't have a bone studio. We were introduced to