Soundboard 2

The larger scrap of wood is an offcut from the soundboard. I thought to try my hand at carving a complete Rose; you can see an experimental pattern in one corner.

From time to time I polish the knife blade on a small strop; the edge needs to be razor-sharp for this sort of delicateĀ  work – and I keep in mind, too, Dad’s oft-repeated caution: blunt chisels (and knives) are dangerous….


2 thoughts on “Soundboard 2”

    1. Thanks Geoff. I think good lighting makes a significant difference. I have a jeweller’s lamp (which spreads even light) and a ‘directional’ lamp; I use one or other as required…whatever it takes.

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