I with my family decided to make a gift to our frend for St. Valentine’s day. Since recently I have been trying to carve gingerbread molds with varying success. So I was going to carve something for this case.
Preparing a panel board from basswood:

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Drawing a heart contour:

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Starting deepening the shape with a knife and a curved gauge:

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Continuing to deepen the shape:

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Flattening the bottom with the other curved gauge:

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Shaping the mold sides with the knife:

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Planing the bottom with a selfmade scraper:

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Drawing a sketch for carving:

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Carving a scripture (it’s an our frend’s name in reverse) and a picture (an emoticon):

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After treating with leenseed oil:

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My wife baked a gingerbread with this mold and that what is turned out:

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We presented the mold and the gingerbread to our frend at St. Valentine’s day and she looked pretty happy with it.

May all you be happy!
Serge
Russia