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  • Looking for source of flat plane blanks

    Can anyone provide a source for blanks for flat plane figures? There used to be some but now only can find Pinewood Forge who offers only 1. Thanks.

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    You may be forced to cut your own using patterns from some of the books on the subject. Or finding someone to cut themout for you?
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    • #3
      there are some Marv Kaisersatt cut out available at Whillock woodcarvings site they could easily be made into flat plane carvings Just google Marv kaisersat
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      • #4
        If you get a Harley Refsal book, it has all kinds of patterns you could use. He might even sell cutouts that he uses in his classes.
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        • #5
          If you don't have a bandsaw to make the cutouts, just about any saw will do, from a coping saw to a carpenter's saw. Draw the outline of the character on the block and then make cuts as shown. Use any chisel to knock out the waste wood and get you down close to the character outline.
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          • #6
            Or just grab a block of wood and a knife and go to work on the block till the character comes out. No cut out needed.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Claude View Post
              If you don't have a bandsaw to make the cutouts, just about any saw will do, from a coping saw to a carpenter's saw. Draw the outline of the character on the block and then make cuts as shown. Use any chisel to knock out the waste wood and get you down close to the character outline.
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              I have some old chisels I bought at the hardware. They need sharpening. Do I hammer and chisel? I have a rubber hammer. Where does one begin to chisel. My shape is similar to yours

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              • #8
                Unless your carving is quite large, or your chisels are dull, you probably won't need a hammer. I would start by pressing the chisel down between two of the slots to cut the wood maybe half way between the block edge and the outline of the carving. The reason for starting halfway is to see how the wood grain splits. If it splits the way you hope, the split will go straight down; if it doesn't, and the wood splits more toward the figure or more toward the edge, you can use this info to split off the rest of the waste without splitting into the carving area. As with most things, try it on a piece of scrap first, just making 3 or 4 saw cuts and seeing how much force you need to use to split off the waste.

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