Carving Project Sharpen Your Carving Skills With This Fun Little Project
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Porcupine Toothpick Holder Illustrations by James Provost Cut lines for round stock Enlarge pattern to 160% The idea for this carving project came to me while cleaning up broken caragana branches (see Sidebar) in my mother-in-law's garden a number of years ago.
I wanted the design to be simple as I had just started carving a short time earlier, and my tools consisted of a V-tool and two gouges.This is a relatively easy piece to carve if you follow the instructions.
You should end up with a well-armed conversation piece whose tail makes a neat handle.• Cut your stock to size.I began with a piece of wood that was 2 ½" diameter by 6".If you don't have a single large block to start with, you can glue up pieces of ¾" stock to make the blank.
However, the glue lines will be visible in your finished piece.• If you are using round stock, orient the blank so that any knots or concave spots are at the bottom.Use the band saw to take ½" off the bottom.
The Little Ripper (see our review in Canadian Woodworking magazine, Feb/Mar '04, Issue #28) is ideal for ripping.If you make this cut with a...