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Pete1616

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Carving tips
« on: November 18, 2015, 01:47:30 PM »
As I approach, with reluctance, the end of my wood carving years, the thought occurred to me that we all have knowledge and experience that should be passed on.

Perhaps a site could be established for members to share ideas and tips/solutions that we've learned over the years.

As an example, when I started carving wood (around 1993) I used the cardboard from cereal boxes to make patterns to trace on the wood prior to band sawing. Then my wife a "sometimes" quilter, showed mw some sheets of opaque plastic sheet used for making quilting patterns. I've used them since. I now have two filing cabinet drawers full of patterns and plans. No idea what to do with them!

Anyway, I believe this site would be a learning place for newer carvers, questions could be asked, Ideas could be shared etc.....

Any comments pro or con?.......Pete
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Re: Carving tips
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 03:58:55 AM »
We have a section to handle such directions. http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/SMF/index.php?action=collapse;c=7;sa=collapse;d38c3250d=acf861c3a582ac719e62088ae068adc1#c7

I will relocate your post to benefit new carvers.

Lou

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Re: Carving tips
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 10:48:56 AM »
Thinking about tips that I learned "the hard way".....When I started carving aircraft I used 1/8" dowling to hold the wings etc while the glue dried. then, in a flash in inspiration, I started using finishing nails, various sizes and cutting the heads off. When It came to really thin pieces, I raided my wife's quilting stuff again and used the pins, again cutting the heads off....you can even use a pin in a chuck to drill the hole. I'm working on a F104 and will use this technique for the wings and tail.
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