Hand made fly tying station made from walnut wood and maple wood and with Grayling (Thymallus thymallus) relief carved. Fly Tying station to organize fly tying process, placement of materials and tooling. There are various diameter holes prepared for storing bobbins, needles, finisher etc. and four drawers for
Wood is an amazing material that has fascinated me since I was young. I love trees and their wood. This material has been associated with man since time immemorial, and its popularity is not declining even in today’s over-technological and plastic times. Wood has many properties that other materials do not have. It is colorful, smells, has its own unique drawing and shape. For my work I like to use the natural drawing of annual rings or natural cracks.
Carving is my most favorite woodworking method. I am one of those people who prefer carving with traditional hand tools like an axe, a chisel, a mallet and of course a knife. I try to process all my work manually only with these tools. Of course, this is an emotional opinion, but products made by hand and by human force have a “higher” value for me.
I prefer to do joinery mainly with hand tools such as a classic planer, a swallow planer and hand saws. A certain challenge is to connect wood parts with various dovetail and butterfly joints. A well-sharpened scraper seems to be the best tool for creating a smooth surface.
I paint on some woodcarving motives. I prefer to apply the painting only to the main motive and I let surrounding texture or just the color of the wood stand out around this. If I feel the need or the wood is “dull”, I tint the surroundings or the whole carving using stains. I like to finish wood carvings with beeswax and various oils. When oils are used, the wood surface remains natural and pleasant to the touch.