Previously I showed how I create a rough cut using a homemade template and I have to say it works really well and a time saver to boot. The other day I made another homemade carving aide, this one helps me cut blocks into corner cuts. Made totally from scrap wood. It is in a 45 degree angle and has room in the back to use clamps to hold it in place. In the future I will build one that is “V” shaped, this style holds the block in place firmly, but due to the depth that my scroll will cut I had no room to play with here. Most of my corner cut ornaments are being carved out of 1 ½ bass wood so in cutting a corner cut this means I am cutting a 2” depth. I don’t get a perfect cut from these and I am not always getting a perfect cut down center since there is some slight movement with the scroll based on the thickness of the wood.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that I hit my finger on a table saw blade, removed a layer of skin and won’t be carving for a week or so. This happened last Wednesday and so far it is healing up nicely so won’t be too long before I can put pressure on it again. Tried my carving glove on the day or so after it happened, bad idea, really bad idea.
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