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plaque plaque plaque
STEP 1: A piece of chestnut is planed down by hand.. STEP 2: Referring to a picture of the original, the outline is sketched out. STEP 3: The outline is carved out, and the piece begins to take shape.
plaque plaque To the right is the piece prior to getting a few coats of stain to give it a whale-bone look.
STEP 4: Start to carve out the detail with sharp chisels. STEP 5: The finished piece was stained to match the original, and paired with a glass smoother.  
     
     

PROJECT 2: Whale Bone Plaque

This whale bone plaque was made for a Viking Age handling collection for the National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street. The original 'plaques' were used with a smoother as a form of ironing board. Needless to say, whale bone is not an ethically-sound material, so the replica was made of timber. In this instance, a piece of chestnut.

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