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How To Handle Your Tools Golfers have been known to say that the more they play, the greater their chance of getting a hole-in-one.Something similar can be said of carvers (although not so optimistic) - the more you carve, the greater your chance of cutting yourself.
The big difference though is that golfers are trying to get a hole-in-one whereas carvers are trying their best not to cut themselves.In this article, I will show you a technique for using your carving tools safely and effectively.
First, you are unlikely to cut yourself if your hands (and/or other parts of your body) don't come in contact with the cutting edge of your tools.Therefore, when using a gouge, the best way to do this is to keep both hands on the gouge.
Keep both hands on the gouge When using a gouge with two hands, each hand performs a specific function.(NOTE: The following explanation is for right-handed persons.) The left hand provides 'control' and guides the cutting edge of the tool.
The right hand is the 'power' hand and provides whatever force is required to remove the wood shaving.All carving should be deliberate.By using both hands in this manner, every cut can...