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Oct 2nd, 2017 at 7:15am
 
Anyone have any tips on carving? I'm going to start adding to my turnings w/ carving and pyrography.

thanks for any help,

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Reply #1 - Oct 2nd, 2017 at 10:53pm
 
Bruce,have you ever done any carving in the past? If so, what have you carved, are there any pictures of what  you've carved? Do you plan to use powered carving tools, or will it all be done by hand tools? What type of carvings do you plan to use, flowers, birds, trees, animals, there's lots to choose from?
I've only ever done a bit of freehand carving, and I've done a little carving with Dremel tools also. But, I haven't done enough to give anyone any pointers.
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Reply #2 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 5:56am
 
I've done quite a few and it really depends on the design and the type of wood you plan on using. If the design needs very sharp edges to fully show it off you need something like maple or I like to use bubinga. If you use maple, conventional tools can be used but something as hard as bubinga you'll need carbide tipped power tools.
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Reply #3 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 4:34pm
 
Thank you for the response Len and Ben. I was going to carve leaves and acorns on the rim of a Teak platter. And was thinking of piercing some parts leaving the beaded rims to connect the leaves and acorns and have them touch each other as well. This will be my first carving project, I bought a fairly good carving set and have a dremal if needed. I've been working w/ wood for 40 plus years and have watched a few videos on carving. I've done a test cut on a blank piece to see how the Teak will carve. Teak sands very easy and these cutters are very sharp. Here's a shot of the platter I want to carve.

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Reply #4 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 4:41pm
 
Oh Yea Very Nice carving work Ben I'm sure there's a good bit of time in those pieces. The platter is almost
16" D the rim is 1 3/4" counting the beads 1 1/4" in between the beads.

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Reply #5 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 7:53pm
 
Bruce

This is the carver that I want to get for me and the vets

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It is a very nice and I know a lot of people in Europe love it and so does a local friend.
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Reply #6 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 9:17pm
 
Thank you for sharing that Arlin; I'm trying to do mine all old school by hand. I've started on the project this evening using this set of carving tools.
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I'll post more when it looks like something, so far it's just roughed out.

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Reply #7 - Oct 5th, 2017 at 10:45pm
 
Good luck and looking forward to seeing what you do and how you do it.   Smiley
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Reply #8 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 2:55pm
 
I have a long way to go but thought I would show you progress photos as I carve this platter. This is only rough carving using NO power tools and nothing has been sanded yet. The tools in the photo are all I'll be using for the carving process. Comments welcome

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Reply #9 - Oct 6th, 2017 at 7:39pm
 
Bruce, you could most likely do the through carving, with a scroll saw. Then, it would be easier to do the leaf edge carving, and details with hand tools. Of course to do this, you would have to own a scroll saw.
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Reply #10 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 6:37am
 
Len I almost picked one up a few years ago they are handy; but I'm trying to do this old school, so what I've been using is a coping saw blade w/ out the saw. There is one in that pile of tools in the photo, guess I should have spread them out so folks could see them better. I've been thinking how to darken the background that won't be cut threw, is there a product for this besides paint or stain?

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Reply #11 - Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:13pm
 
Bruce, you could try dies or stains to try to darken things up.
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Reply #12 - Oct 8th, 2017 at 7:55am
 
Len Mullin wrote on Oct 7th, 2017 at 10:13pm:
Bruce, you could try dies or stains to try to darken things up.
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Great idea w/ the dye; has anyone used commercial grade fabric dye w/ any success? I have a bunch of these in many colors; and didn't know if they would work well because they are water base.

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Reply #13 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 1:08pm
 
How about stippling for background areas not cut thru?

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Reply #14 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 3:27pm
 
When I carve, I try to keep the piece ON THE LATHE as long as I can. This helps me stay out of harm's way (I try to keep the sharp end of the carving tool pointed away from me).

So, when NOT on the lathe: I want to hear how others keep their non-dominate hand protected from getting cut when carving our turnings.

Cut Resistant gloves (Kevlar)? or thick tape stuff or leather gloves? one must hold the item from moving somehow. I hope that no one out there places these items in their lap!
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