I finally finished the carving gouge handle project. These are mostly Addis blades a couple Buck Brothers This represents about half of my total collection, so I am well equipped to move ahead on some SERIOUS carving projects. The other half consists of newer Pfeil gouges and some miniature gouges and chisels. As noted before, I'm planning a Grinling Gibbons style carving and this is a major step towards beginning work. I have some experiments to perform to test procedure and material. The design elements need to be sketched out to work the details satisfactorily. I'll post progress pictures now and then. Anybody interested in the old handles?
Dan is an experienced woodworker who is anxious to make an heirloom of the future for you.