I went to my mill this morning to pick up a basswood log to cut and turn into bowls for chip carving. Of course I couldn’t leave with just one log, right! 😉
I found some nice basswood and butternut boards that I’m sure to find a good use for. If you have some project ideas or want me to make you something, let me know.
This question just hit the inbox:
I have been meaning to ask you, when carving plates is it better to start in the center and work your way to the outer edge or does it even matter?
Considering yesterday’s post, this earlier post may also be helpful
Wood moisture when carving
I recently purchased some plates. The first one I carved was ok the second one seems to be very dry. Wood chips,and tears to easy,cannot get a smooth cut. What are your ideas on how to get the wood back to a carveable condition? Your help much needed. Thanks Joe
I know some of you are interested in carving signs in hardwoods using chisels.
That same interest led me to get this set of chisels. Seeing as I haven’t used them yet, I figure it’s time to put them into someone’s hands who will put them to good use. If that’s you, CLICK HERE to purchase.
I’ve had these for a few years and have not used them.
You won’t find a better set of lettering chisels. They are pre-sharpened
Sizes included in the set are:
15 mm (9/16″) double bevel chisel
20 mm (13/16″) double bevel chisel
25 mm (1″) double bevel chisel
30 mm ( 1 3/16″ double bevel chisel
35 mm (1 3/8″) double bevel chisel
40 mm (1 9/16″) double bevel chisel
45 mm (1 3/4″) double bevel chisel
Pattern application the old way
I was doing some cleanup today and came across templates I used when carving ornaments. I’d make these templates rather than tracing each pattern one-by-one. Brought back memories. It’s so much easier now by creating the pattern using the Pattern Wizard and applying them using the Pattern Transfer Tool.