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Bruce L Jones
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Re: Carving
Reply #15 - Oct 9th, 2017 at 4:14pm
 
Tom Coghill wrote on 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!

Tom, Nope I sit in my easy chair and carve away w/ the piece in my lap; Of course I'm cutting away from my other hand at all times and I don't where any gloves or anything else. I'm right handed and my left thumb is on top of the cutter pushing down or out of the way. I do not have to push very hard w/ my right hand these are very sharp, just by wiggling slowly it cuts this teak.

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Re: Carving
Reply #16 - Oct 11th, 2017 at 7:48am
 

I've had a chance to put a few more hours into the platter carving, here's a few photos of what she's looking like now. Surprisingly this teak is fairly easy to carve and sand, I'm trying to find the best way to get the texture on those Acorn caps; I've done one set so far but not sure I like them.

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Re: Carving
Reply #17 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 4:30pm
 
Well I put a few more hours into this project; finished the lay out and out line cut & rough cut a god bit then I also did some sanding. I'm about half way w/ the rough out, check the progress photos.
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Re: Carving
Reply #18 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 7:14pm
 
Bruce

Just thinking that instead of carving chisels it would be a lot easier with a high speed dental drill that they sell and with a ton of different kinds of bits.

I like what you have done so far tho and it reminds me of Steve doing it like that on the other site.
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Re: Carving
Reply #19 - Oct 12th, 2017 at 9:34pm
 
Arlin Eastman wrote on Oct 12th, 2017 at 7:14pm:
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Just thinking that instead of carving chisels it would be a lot easier with a high speed dental drill that they sell and with a ton of different kinds of bits.

I like what you have done so far tho and it reminds me of Steve doing it like that on the other site.

Thank you Arlin, Yes it would be a bit faster w/ power tools there's something very relaxing about doing this work by hand for me, I just sit in my easy chair w/ a tv show on and carve. I haven't seen anybody doing carving over there I'll have to be on the look out.

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Re: Carving
Reply #20 - Yesterday at 9:13pm
 
Did a bit more carving this weekend; rough out some more and worked on details & sanded, you are really not  going to see the details until the stain go's on: here's what she is looking like now.

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