I’m new to chip carving and I think I have the idea of working with the grain but something I still find a little confusing is how to choose the first cut or the best place to start on a new pattern, can anyone offer advice, please?
I didn’t see where anyone had responded to your inquiry. There’s an entry by Marty in the Chip Carving Technique forum which predates your question. There are also 16 videos which address the issue, search for “order of cuts”. Hope one of them is what you’re hunting.