This is a brief introduction to "Carving Snowflakes."
A bonus lesson this week! Let's tackle a quick and easy Christmas project before the holidays. I used a plain cutting board (cheese board) I found at a craft store, but these snowflakes and the techniques I demonstrate can be applied to wooden coasters and place mats for your dinner table, individual tree ornaments, wall hangings, box lid, etc. Give someone a handmade gift of your own creativity.
- Lesson Contents: Template, tool list, and photo in single episode
- Type of Wood: White Pine
- Size: Each snowflake 3-1/2"Dia.
- Tool List: 4mm v-chisel
- Skill Level: Basic
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Mary, I love your lessons, your patience and humor, I splurged today and purchased the starter tool set. Is the 6 mm v groove tool going to be overkill for this project? I’m going to have hit the flea markets and garage sales for the extra tools. Love the quote from Proverbs.
Thanks Gordon! I think the 6mm v-chisel should work fine. The only difference is that the outside corner may have a “softer” corner than a smaller v-chisel, so the cuts won’t have as sharp of a “v” shape. Check out http://www.chippingaway.com for tools. They have just put together several “Mary May” carving tool sets of Pfeil gouges for a very reasonable price. Tell them you are my student and you will get an additional 10% off. I will be announcing this in the newsletter coming up this weekend.