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Getting rid of the "fuzzies"

One of the most common things I hear from beginner (or even experienced) carvers is how to get those inside corner fuzzies to disappear. This is often caused by making 2 or 3 or more cuts to reach that inside corner, where it is best to make one solid definite cut. That one cut would certainly help eliminate the fuzzies, but when first starting to carve, it's normal to take several cuts to achieve this - just the normal process of getting to know the tools, the wood, and what pressure is needed to reach the full depth of cut. So once these fuzzies (or little wood fibers) are there, and they really like to hang on, how to you deal with them?

I like tiny, sharp riffler or needle files, but this can also change the texture of the wood. Not so critical in inside corners, but if these are scraped along the surface of the carving, the surface definitely is changed. Or compressing wood fibers with pointed pieces of wood (bamboo skewers or toothpicks).

Anyone else have a clever way to de-fuzz?

I've used a hacksaw blade before. Trimmed the tip to a pointed angle to allow for clearance, and lightly sawed upwards. Guess you could think of it as a robust file. I still struggle on those inside corners less than 45 degrees...I hate them.

I find the fuzzies to be a little more co-operative after the wood has been sealed with shellac or the first coat of whatever finish you are using. After a coat of shellac they sometimes glue themselves down and can't be seen or they stiffen up and are easier to slice away. This approach can also help with the floor of deep recesses.

One method I had been introduced to maybe 25 years ago was to use one of those small -- maybe 3" x 3/4" fingernail brushes  which you can use to clean under your nails and works on cuticles.  I have been out of carving for many years.  I have just joined and will be trying it out again in the next week