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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2018, 12:03:23 pm »
Stuck,
Thanks for the info, I'll check them out.
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2018, 12:23:18 pm »
Safety glove? Really?  The possibility of drawing blood teaches good technique: gloves lead to a tighter grip, a cavalier attitude toward the blade, blunter tools and a refusal to learn to use a tool equally well with either hand. I never allowed gloves in any of the carving classes I taught, never had  a serious cut, except when one student reached over his knife to grab a coffee, even he only needed  sticking plaster.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2018, 12:12:49 am »
Yeah, I know!  OSHA rules and union rules or some such!  Got to remember to keep the coffee on the working hand side >:D.  Being left handed, I am fairly able to work with either hand, but nowhere near equally when it comes to fine carving.  Most of the classes around here require the glove, though.
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Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
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Offline stuckinthemud

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2018, 03:17:13 am »
I'm also naturally lefty, taught to be a righty, so I'm mixed handed, but, if the students need to switch hands, they'll have to take the glove off, put on a different glove and then carve?  Doesn't encourage good technique...  I got lazy last summer and stopped switching hands, now I got tendonitis so I gotta carve with the 'wrong' hand, my own stupid fault, but an important lesson in there somewhere 

Offline ohma2

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2018, 09:53:31 am »
Stickinthemud post us up a carving to view ,like looking at other peoples work

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2018, 12:28:56 pm »
I'll have to try that "2 handed switch technique". Got a right handed crook knife to work with so may get a spoon or bowl going to learn on.!  Not sure about switching with the straight blades at my age! We need a carver board so we aren't stealing Ohma's post! >:D
Hawkdancer
Life is far too serious to be taken that way!
Jerry

Offline Jodocus

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Re: wood carving
« Reply #36 on: January 25, 2018, 10:37:44 am »
Nice!
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