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February 13, 2020 at 12:05 am in reply to: Another carving #100008256
Thank you. It’s just basswood. It’s finished in “tung oil finish”.February 9, 2020 at 11:24 pm in reply to: Sanding before carving? #100008216
Marty, the eraser you recommended works great! Thanks for that tip!
FredFebruary 9, 2020 at 11:20 pm in reply to: Rosette with foliage #100008214
I like that A LOT! I will try my hand at that one. Thanks for showing us!February 9, 2020 at 11:18 pm in reply to: Swirl Rosette #100008213
Looks very nice!February 9, 2020 at 11:09 pm in reply to: Gouge Chip Carving #100008211
Looks like good stuff. Look forward to seeing your work.December 31, 2019 at 10:23 pm in reply to: Anniversary plate #100007918
That’s very pretty. Congrats on 50 years – that’s amazing!
FredDecember 30, 2019 at 11:24 pm in reply to: Sanding before carving? #100007907
Thank you Marty. I will go get one. I appreciate your advice.
Also, the lazy susan is sheer genius Sir!
FredDecember 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm in reply to: My introduction #100007906
Jim, I’m just a couple months into this. But today I made a lazy susan from some things I had laying around and it is a really nice addition to my toolset. I just checked Amazon and they have several lazy susans, some of them under $10.
I understood the same as Serge – northern basswood is best. I understand from other posts on this community that “northern” is what Mary sells. FYI, I compared his price against what I got from Woodcraft (I have a bandsaw and cut my own blanks) and I think Mary is priced fairly. I’m also intrigued by his EZCarve and may order some.
FredDecember 30, 2019 at 11:08 pm in reply to: New to Chip Carving #100007905
Hi Wayne. I’m new too. So far, I’m half way through the fundamentals class and find it very good.
Look forward to sharing experiences with you!
FredDecember 29, 2019 at 1:05 am in reply to: Letters and Numbers Course #100007859
That’s really good to hear because, like others, I get chatter when carving letters. So Im looking forward to this course!
FredDecember 29, 2019 at 1:02 am in reply to: Sanding before carving? #100007857
I’m new at chip carving but I’m a pretty decent woodworker. So I’m fluent in using hand tools. I do not sand the carving boards. I plane them by hand, using a #4 finishing plane set to a cutting depth of about 0.002″. The resulting surface is very smooth. Then I transfer the pattern or draw my own.
After the carving is done, I use the same #4 to remove the pattern marks. Depending on what I’ve carved (eg, a swirl rosette), I have to be careful not to flatten the sharp edges of my carving. But this method seems to work well for me.
Is there a down side to the way Im doing this?
FredDecember 29, 2019 at 12:26 am in reply to: Hello folks #100007856