This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
A Rack for Souvenir Spoons. The hanging rack for the display of "souvenir spoons," shown on opposite page, is easily made. It is fifteen inches wide and twenty high, and consists of a piece of three-quarter inch stuff, white wood or more expensive wood, sawn in the shape shown, with the columns and the finial in the broken pediment turned and set in with dowels or glue. The central oval is filled with a mirror, around which a piece of leather gimp is attached by means of ornamental rosette nails, the gimp being slightly buckled up between each pair of rosettes, to permit of the introduction of the spoon. If the wood is finished in enamel, the decoration might be painted with a full palette, the flowers being kept small and the whole detail very delicate. If a dark wood is used the columns and decorative detail may he in gold. Instead of the mirror, the oval might be filled in with satin, painted with a floral or other suitable design.
How to Make Up the Carved Book-Rest. (Scc July number, page 82.)
The choice of three different ways to make up the carved ends given last month for a book-rest is shown in the illustration. The easiest is the one marked A, but it is not to be recommended for strength. We have here simply the base, screwed on to a rebate sawn out of the upright. A much stronger method is the next one shown - a large dovetail.
In making this, first mark out the piece B, and saw it to the lines; then place it on the end of the upright and mark the lines that fit in. Next take out the waste with a wide chisel, taking care not to split the wood. The strongest form of joint suitable for this work is the lapped dovetail C, made in a similar maimer to the previous joint. This is by far the best way to make up the rest.
The (Walter Crane) Bull.
In response- to several requests, we give a diagram showing how to set up the frame-work mentioned in the article on this subject last month.
The Framework for Modelling the Bull.
" Air": - The Second of the Series of Four Panels.
Seethe treatment for "Earth" last month. The highest point of relief in this panel will be the hand and the foot. Great care must be taken to keep the draperies light and flowing.
The Wood-carving Designs, Nos. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31, will be very useful to beginners, for the surface modelling is very slight; in fact, it may be omitted, a slight bevel to the forms taking its place. The work could be used up for panels, or for decorating a dish or tray. The beginner would proceed to transfer the designs, by means of carbon paper, on to a planed piece of wood, pine, bass, or lime; cut out the outline with the veiner, and then cut away the waste to a uniform depth of 1/8 in. or so. Take great care that the shape is not lost, for it is an easy matter to slip the gouge or chisel, and cut into the form.