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kims.tagram I take a lot of pictures of my tools and often I study the images in order to find faults in my work. Taking the colour off the image makes it easier to see the wrongdoings and concentrate on the shape and feel of the tool.
Trying to find the perfect shape for both hand and eye is not very easy. The handle to the left was hand carved and although I like it's simple visual appearance I didn't get the lower ridge quite right for the thumb. The second one has a nice simple shape but the palm section became too skinny. The one in the middle shows my lack of technical skills although it is probably the best fit for my hand so far. The fourth was a cockup and the result of me thinking I knew how to do this. Nothing fits. The top section is too thick and the ring below is ugly and slippery. The one to the right is probably my best achievement from a technical viewpoint. The curves are flowing continuously and the end result looks good enough. But I didn't make the ring at the bottom sloped enough which means it digs in on my thumb.
#woodworking #handtools #chisels #turning #lathe #beech #recycled #repurposed #reclaimedwood #maple #lilac #birch #applewood #spaltedapple #handlemaking
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bonestomakeabeat Call me a tree hugger, but when a #birch has #biceps as beautiful as this, who can help themselves?! #alaskan #photobaum 39min

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samiviitasaari Old artistic nature stuff that I find from the memory card. #birch #leaves #nature #lapland #lappi #northernfinland #rovaniemi #leaf #spring 52min

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workbelt_el_noskcaj Birch and leather casual necklace being modelled by @melliee1. $15 at Workbelt. Different coloured leather and lengths available #birch #wooden #necklace #leather #newhobartshop #workbelt #tasdesigned 2h

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sarikollitorvinen Huomenta, meillä puupino kasvaa
#September#Wednesday#morning#birch#growing#my garden
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