Tuesday, September 2, 2008

tool tuesday: wood carving tool

Jo Horswill has generously submitted another of her tools for "tool tuesday." Last time we met her beloved file. This time it's a Japanese wood carving tool which carves many a wonderous thing! If you haven't checked out the soulful work of Jo Horswill go now! Here's what she had to say about her wood carving tool:

This is a Japanese wood carving tool. Not the most expensive tool in the shop, but it certainly works very well. I use it to carve into cherry wood blocks, maple wood blocks and lino for printing. Carving wooden printing blocks, gives me such a warm and peaceful feeling. I always hope these feelings reflect in my prints. This little tool carves through wood like butter. I even love the little shavings it creates along the way, and often save these for 'other projects'. I love it when you come across a hand tool that works almost like a natural extension of your own hand...

That's what this carving tool feels like when I use it.

Thanks so much Jo! Bloggers...keep sending in those tools! We have an open spot for next week's "tool tuesday!"

8 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Oooh, she's a genius with that thing! I love the tiny bit of carving we can see in the photo.....so beautiful!

Jeane said...

love the lines this tool has made on the surface - looks like running water

notmassproduced said...

lovely stuff - cherry wood and maple wood sound good enough to eat!

Jo Horswill said...

Kate...I'm floating here, awards! Tool Tuesdays! It's all nice stuff!
It was a big day at the office, to come home to all this really changed my mood! Thank you "my daily"....

Megan Coyle said...

what a wonderful photo

Bridget Farmer said...

thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog, I'm going to look through yours now!
bridget

Gwen Buchanan said...

I love this story about the carving tool...

What would we ever do with out our tools!!

kate said...

ww...I agree with your genious assessment. :)

jeane...yes, very fluid!

kate...and can you imagine a tool slicing through them. Even more yummy!

jo...and you deserve it all! Thanks for participating in "tool tuesday" again!

megan...thank jo for that one. It's beautiful isn't it!

bridget...thanks for visiting! Hope you like what you see. I certainly did on your site! Those etchings are wonderful.

gwen...we would be ideas without a way to realize them. An artist's hell!