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Offline Stickhead

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How do yall carve an HLD?
« on: March 18, 2023, 08:59:04 pm »
Ive got a high-crowned stave, and Im thinking HLD.  Do I need a goose neck file?  Something else?

Offline Aksel

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Re: How do yall carve an HLD?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2023, 04:55:18 am »
Hi, I did one from yew and I used a goose neck scraper and sandpaper to hollow it out. It wasnt very extreme HLD but still it took its time. It was slow to work only with a scraper but that helped me not mess it up, but still very doable with soft yew wood. I used my fingers for calipers. Maybe you want a spoon or hook shaped chisel if youre doing  harder wood than yew. Good luck
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Offline simk

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Re: How do yall carve an HLD?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2023, 02:05:03 pm »
To speed things up I start with the gouge, then gooseneck scraper and sanding paper. Thickness taper visually can easylie monitored by the rings...and of course fingers. Looking forward to your pics.  :)
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Offline Stickhead

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Re: How do yall carve an HLD?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2023, 05:44:18 pm »
Okay, thanks, guys!

Offline Weylin

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Re: How do yall carve an HLD?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2023, 03:07:15 pm »
To speed things up I start with the gouge, then gooseneck scraper and sanding paper. Thickness taper visually can easylie monitored by the rings...and of course fingers. Looking forward to your pics.  :)

This is exactly what I do as well