Did you do all this by hand?
This is one of those sticky questions that often devolve into flame wars on the woodworki
Most of the woodworke
rs I know have some subjectiv
e level of tools that qualify as "ok" or "not ok" to use - I think they are all arbitrary
. I've a great friend who makes amazing furniture in a shop that could be right out of the 1800's - other than some seriously large planers and tablesaws he uses to rough out his own lumber. Everythin
g else is literally "done by hand". My shop is on the other end of the spectrum - I think the lights in the neighborh
ood probably flicker when I'm in my shop
Other than finish sanding and measuring I can't say I do much with hand tools. I'm not sure if either of us is any less a woodworke
r - we just use different tools and technique
s to get there.
The carvings are initially cut with my shopbot - but that is only the first step. There is a great deal of finishing work and sanding required to actually finish the carvings after they come off the bot. The inside cuts of the Triqueta cutouts are especiall
y time consuming as the best method I've come up with is to "shoeshine" the inner faces with strips of sandpaper
. For my shop it just comes down to time and efficienc
y - if I were to carve everythin
g by hand I'd lose so much money to time I'd never make any money.