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Reply To: Sanding before carving?

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Marty Leenhouts

Hello Fred! Smoothing the basswood surface with a finishing plane is a fantastic way to get a smooth, flat surface.

You won’t hear me mention this method because most chip carvers cannot use a plane or scraper effectively to get the results you do.

Removing leftover pattern lines in the same way would be quite challenging especially if quite a lot of the surface has been carved.

From your post you know that we don’t want to flatten the tops of the sharp ridges. I recommend using a Tombow Sand Eraser to remove any leftover pattern lines.

They do the trick and break down as they remove the lines so they don’t affect the carving.