Gouge Textured

A sharp gouge creates a characteristic finish. If you have a good, long, close-up look at a piece of Northwest Coast carving as worked by the Native Americans or perhaps an early colonial chest, you will see a story in the tool marks. Not only do the gouge marks tell you how the various dips and hollows were achieved, but better yet, the pattern and rhythm of the tool marks give the surface a dynamic texture that is uniquely beautiful.

above: Wax pclished

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