Tagged: trimming pattern after carving
- June 13, 2019 at 4:44 pm #100006206ddayParticipant
I downloaded the 2019 Christmas Ornament after watching your webinar last Tuesday evening.
Here is my question. Once I apply the pattern to my 1/2 inch bass blank, can I carve it on the 12 inch blank and then cut around the ornament with my scroll saw once all the carving is done? I had the thought that as a beginner, having the full board to support my tripod 60 degree angle would be an advantage. What are your thoughts?
dday from Long Beach, CAJune 16, 2019 at 11:06 am #100006219Neil McGuireParticipant
I have carved both ways, and each has its advantages.
Carving first gives you a more stable piece to work on, however you might damage the carving when smoothing the edges.
Cutting first will give your carving hand a little more room to get that low angle owc chip.June 17, 2019 at 1:13 pm #100006230Marty LeenhoutsKeymaster
Good thoughts, Neil. I’ll be carving about 30 of these ornaments in the months ahead and I plan on cutting them out first. Most years I’ll carve them on the full board first. But as Neil mentioned, this year I’ll carve them already cut out so I can easily get the low angle with my knife carving the Old World Style.
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