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pallin
pallin
Senior Member - Ventura
Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Joined: 04-29-2007
Location: Ventura, CA
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  • Most of the Two Cherries gouges require different sharpening techniques. Flat edged tools cannot be moved over stones or other abrasives with the same motions as curved edges. V-tools and veiners are also different. So be prepared to treat each tool as a unique challenge, even on a Work Sharp or To...
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  • Woodcarving has multiple forms, so one tutorial on developing patterns will not suffice for chip carved boxes, stylized dolphins, garden gnomes, sculpture copies of Michaelangelo's "David," and a California quail. If you are looking for advice on pattern methods, be specific as to your ob...
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  • pallin
    replied to Base for bird carving
    You already have the right ideas. Use a wood different from the Osprey. Consider supporting on wires.

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  • pallin
    replied to Basswood Suppliers cont'd
    I have purchased my basswood from Heinecke Wood Products for many years - big chunks like 12" x 15" relief blanks 5/4 thick - always good. If you're interested in trying other alternatives, look for butternut, tupelo, jelutong, yellow cedar, sycamore, & aspen. Several may be harder to...
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    Last edited by pallin; 05-28-2022, 09:28 PM.

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