Decorative Carving With A Handful Of Tools And Your Imagination You Can Do More Than You Might Think
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Daisy Here is a simple, decorative carving you can make from a square of basswood 1/2" or thicker.Simply enlarge the pattern provided and you are ready to practice the two-handed control/power carving technique that we covered in "How to Handle Your Tools" (Feb/Mar '04).
Be sure to secure the wood in a suitable holding device.For a flat piece of wood like this, use double-faced tape or hot glue to attach it to a second board, which is then clamped to your work surface.
Establish PetalsDon't rush.Remember, each str*k* is practice.Make a template for the petals because your pattern will be carved away.Go around the center circle with your (12/6) parting tool keeping the inside edge vertical.
Control the cutting edge of your gouge with the fingers of one hand.Carve around the centre button with a parting tool.Use your 7/14 gouge to make the surface of the petals by carving toward the center.
Repeatedly, go around the center with your parting tool.Then gradually deepen the sl*p* of the petals with your 7/14 gouge.Aim at reaching approximately 3/8" deep at the inner circle by the time you have reached the tip of the petals.
Make surface of petals by carving toward centre As...