English Arts Crafts Decorative Gouging
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Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Nancy Hiller's English Arts & Crafts Furniture: Projects and Techniques for the Modern Maker.You can get your copy at Shop Woodworking.Enjoy! Many pieces of English Arts & Crafts furniture, especially those of the Cotswolds School, feature a cheerful detail known as decorative gouging.
It's a simple technique and amenable to endless variations depending on the combination of gouges used, the spacing and depth of elements, and so on.Decorative gouging gains as much of its effect from its context as from the gouging itself.
It appears most often on, or near, the edge of a tabletop, leg or gallery rail; the crispness of the edge forms a border that's integral to the design.In many cases, the gouging is done on a chamfer.In cases where there is no direct edge bordering the carving, such as Christopher Vickers's reproduction of an Ernest Gimson table, the edge is defined by a routed line.
Gimson's 1908 drawing indicates chevron inlay on the chamfered sections of the legs and specifies that decorative gouging may be substituted.I decided to go with the gouging because I thought it would look striking in curly sassafras.
Begin by choosing your gouges....