Relief Carving 1st Project: Eagles Head

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Blog series by EdsCustomWoodCrafts updated 08-16-2016 03:28 PM 7 parts 4611 reads 0 comments total

Part 1: Inspiration

08-12-2016 04:20 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

So I was watching Rough Cut and Tommy Mac was building a blanket chest and it had a beautiful carved pattern on it and that was all the inspiration I need to start on this road. As well my body is feeling old of late and I just want to do something small and craftsy and not be hauling big ass 4×8 plywood sheet all over the place.

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Part 2: Research

08-12-2016 04:30 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I needed to do a little research to see if the relief carving was what I wanted to do so i purchased a book called Wood Carving Basics by David Sabol It’s a great book that covers all the carving disciplines , chip carving, relief carving, and in the round . He also recommends what the basic carving chisels to start out with… Which is what I need to do next..

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Part 3: Chisels

08-12-2016 05:10 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

On the recommendation of a guy I know at Woodcraft he said to buy quality chisels because if you don’t you might not like carving.. So I did ,he recommended Pfeil : Swiss Made carving chisels but as far as chisels go they are on the exspensive side running anywhere from $30 -$60 each from what i can see… So to start my collection off I just got 2 chisels and a good quality mallet .

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Part 4: Day 1: Carving

08-12-2016 05:15 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

Since I don’t have a ton of available time each day I spend about 90 minutes in the mornings to woodwork so every time I update the days you can see my progress Day 1: I lay out my pattern on the basswood and using carbon paper trace the image onto the wood, then I break the outside edges of the pattern so as that I can stop carve the outside of the image eventually raising the pattern . Here is the image at two end of day 1

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Part 5: Day 2: Carving

08-12-2016 05:24 PM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

I didn’t have as much time today but I continued with my gouge chisel to remove more wood from around my outline it’s really cool and the chisels are really enhancing my enjoyment of this discipline , basswood is like melting away like butter. I also started using my “V” tool I believe it gets this term because of the veining profile it gives to the wood I’ll be using this a lot inside the pattern to define key features such as the feathers and add some 3rd di...

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Part 6: Day 3 Carving

08-16-2016 02:27 AM by EdsCustomWoodCrafts | 0 comments »

So I think most if not all the gouge work is done I just need to clean up the edges and in thinking about using my wood burning pen to give some definition

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