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Matt O

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  1. Tom, Janel's video in the "Getting Started" section has a few nice shots of her tools from several angles. Here's a direct link: https://vimeo.com/203375223
  2. Janel, Thanks for the info! That looks great for detail work but does that provide enough support when sawing? It seems like the piece might not be stable enough. On your website there are a couple of pictures of you sawing with the piece in a bench vise. Do you still use that in the early stages of roughing?
  3. Hi John, Thanks for the info! That post holder is pretty clever. So your setup ends up looking something like this - - http://woodarchivist.com/569-carving-vise-plans/? Do you use an end vise like in that picture or a bench vise mounted to the top of your work surface? Do you think it would make a difference? With that kind of setup, I'm wondering how to deal with small works that don't have a defined base area big enough to accomodate a screw, like a typical netsuke piece that's meant to be held and seen from all angles?
  4. I'm wondering how people secure their work during the roughing stage (starting from raw block)? I don't have access to power tools (other than a Dremel), so I'll be using hand saws. Is a bench vise the best way to go? On Janel's website, I see pictures of her using a bench vise while using a coping saw. Are there other options I should consider? I poked around the archives using the search feature, but the threads about holding work all seemed to be with regard to later detail stages. I'm wondering specifically about initial roughing.
  5. Small Carving Instructional Videos

    Yes! Glad we were able to make this work. The video is SO helpful. Thank you!
  6. Small Carving Instructional Videos

    Janel, that's great news I've sent you a PM.
  7. Small Carving Instructional Videos

    Janel, Thanks for checking into it. That's too bad the files are lost. From what I see in older threads people really liked them, and they looked like just the thing for beginners like me. If you are able to dig up the original files I'd be happy to help with finding a new home for hosting.
  8. Hi, I'm interested in viewing the instructional videos for beginners posted in the newbie section (http://www.thecarvingpath.net/forum/index.php?/topic/939-small-carving-instructional-videos/), but the links are returning a 404 - not found error. Are these videos hosted anywhere else? Yes! Scroll down for the links.
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