September 17, 2012
Tools! Gorgeous tools!
"Woodcarving gouges, chisels, knives (can't see a few at the back, bleached out). I picked up a few more from Chesterfield flea market last time I was in the uk. Aside from woodcarving being a fun hobby in it's own right, there's hardly anything more aesthetically pleasing than a well-honed gouge. You only need one or two to get started, but it's not insane to collect loads of them, more likely to have one suitable for a given task. I guess I've got about 100, accumulated over 15+ years. (Grinling Gibbons is reckoned to have had about 300.)"
In the circuitous universe we inhabit, I'm blogging the photo because it's lovely and also because I can then post it on my Collections board on Pinterest - which Cousin Danny saw yesterday, after which he decided to take this photo. Nice circle, isn't it?