"Oh, I used the egg as a model and carved a block of basswood to look like the egg.
To carve an egg or ball it gives you great experience with the grain and you soon
learn the proper directions your knife has to take to make the cleanest cuts."
"I also started with a small basswood block and took an egg out of the fridge and carved it. I did sand it when finished but real carvers don't sand at all.I started with a beginners book and one knife I found at a carving show. Chip Chats shows…"
I didn't know a lot of women carve. Usually I see a lot of men. I'm not sure I chip carve. Could you describe that? Is it whittling? Do you get Chip Chats magazine? I love to see people's final project in there. Some of those carvings are so beuatiful it's unbelieveable. I'll check out Exchristien.net. I don't carve too much basically because I don't know a whole lot about what I'm doing. I tried to make a round ball. So I started with a square block of bass wood. I whittled down the corners... After a while I couldn't figure out how I continue or if I take over with a sander then. I'd like to take a class just for the fun of it.Delete Comment