Decorative Gouging A Traditional English Arts Crafts Technique
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Many pieces of English Arts and 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.
Here's an introduction based on the legs for a hayrake table.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 table top, 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.
The hayrake table I'm currently building is based on a drawing by Gimson from 1908.The original drawing indicates chevron inlay on the chamfered sections of the legs and specifies that 'decorative gouging' may be substituted.
I decided to use gouging on my table because I thought it would look striking in the curly sassafras.Begin by choosing your gouges....