13 January 2013

How to make a wooden cow

This craftsman has created an entire herd by turning a piece of wood and then slicing it.  The object comes from the collections of the Hornihan Museum; it is described as "German," but they offer no data re its age.

Via A London Salmagundi.

Addendum:  Reader mim found a video of how these are made in a modern family craft shop.


  1. That's absolutely bloody brilliant! You could also make sheep this way by adding a tail and horns.

  2. There's a youtube link showing how they do it
    (via http://greenwood-carving.blogspot.com.br/2012/11/two-great-woodcraft-films.html)

    1. Thank you mim. I added the link as a nice logical addition to the post. And it brought back pleasant memories; when I was young, my favorite tool in "shop" class was the lathe.


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