Thursday, November 28, 2013

The simplest of tools...

This is just a quick post to tell you about one of the items I have in my tool box....a circle template.  These items generally sell for less than $10 but do bring some good value to our hobby.  I generally use this when I am designing a cutout or when I roughing out a carving.  It's a good reference to see where you are in relation to round.  If you are a carver who often produces square looking carvings just get a template draw a circle on the end grain of some 2"x2" stock and carve until you reach a cylinder...this will assist you in producing a better quality carving.  A square carving is usually the result of nicking the wood instead of go ahead and take some big, committed cuts for a better result.

HEY ITS A HOLIDAY!!!...Carve something besides the turkey!! 

(Best wishes to all for a safe and joyous Thanksgiving!)

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