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coyootie

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making the scroll/pegbox. this requires some careful layout and contemplation to figure out the shape of the hollow inside the pegbox. carving this kind of scroll is fun, and in fact the design DOES work itself out. i dunno if i'd say 'the wood tells me what to do', 'the shape comes from within the wood'...but it develops as you go along, no need for a preset design, when i get to leaves on the gulu and upper tumba i'll just see what happens.
i do almost all the work with flat japanese chisels and some filing.the inside is hollowed with gouges.
spanish cedar is lovely stuff to work with-smells great- and is virtually identical to Indian tun wood, or himalayan cedar.
http://wobblier.myphotoalbum.com
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Great stuff coyootie. Nice set of tools. I wish I had a workshop like that! (and the skill to use those chisels).

Keep the pics coming.

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making the scroll/pegbox. this requires some careful layout and contemplation to figure out the shape of the hollow inside the pegbox. carving this kind of scroll is fun, and in fact the design DOES work itself out. i dunno if i'd say 'the wood tells me what to do', 'the shape comes from within the wood'...but it develops as you go along, no need for a preset design, when i get to leaves on the gulu and upper tumba i'll just see what happens.
i do almost all the work with flat japanese chisels and some filing.the inside is hollowed with gouges.
spanish cedar is lovely stuff to work with-smells great- and is virtually identical to Indian tun wood, or himalayan cedar.
http://wobblier.myphotoalbum.com

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