Stefangs Woodcarving - Practice Session

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Blog series by stefang updated 05-14-2011 09:59 PM 3 parts 14028 reads 38 comments total

Part 1: -

05-08-2011 09:19 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

This is not a tutorial blog My woodcarving skills are very limited (a nice word for non-existent). I thought it might be fun for others to see a wannabe woodcarver struggling to learn the basics. I plan to show you the results of each practice session to illustrate my progression of skill (if there is any) and to discuss problems encountered/solved, tools, wood types, and anything else that is related to the subject. If you want an excellent tutorial on chip carving then I suggest you joi...

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Part 2: -

05-09-2011 10:17 PM by stefang | 11 comments »

Well folks here is today’s practice carving. It’s amazing how quick you can learn this stuff! This ambar is done with the relief technique and the pattern is acanthus. OK, OK, I’M JUST KIDDING!! My real practice stuff follows below. Right after breakfast today I rushed out to the workshop to get some carving wood for practice session today. After that I photocopied a pattern from my carving book, transferred it to my wood with carbon paper. At the same time my wife pul...

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Part 3: -

05-14-2011 09:59 PM by stefang | 10 comments »

The latest carving practice piece is done in Sycamore. Fairly hard wood for carving. I am continuing to enjoy carving with only one tool, my shop made knife. I plan to try out a utility knife, but I’ve grown rather fond of the one I’m using. The advantage for me is that I can sit on the terrace and enjoy my wife’s company and the garden too.Normally chip carving means taking out chips one at a time to final depth. But due to the wood hardness I am for the most part making...

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