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Ed Twilbeck

Roughing out with power chisel

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A while back I was talking about roughing out with a reciprocating power chisel, instead of rotary power ,with a lot of dust ,,, you have a pile of chips. I am not finished with the power chisel carving, but soon I will go to hand tools. Got this want to cave a new cicada out of Ligustrum.

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After years of making dust, this power chisel begins to make sense.  My hand grows weary just thinking of making that many chips with a hand chisel with boxwood.  Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Janel

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One more hits the firewood pile. 

Carving the wings useing the grain of the wood ,, the grain of the branch that was going to be the cicada ran just almost the length of the wing , with just enough pressure I broke it ,, and it was easy. Was hoping to use the grain with the wing, it had some nice color changes. 

I should have known better , I did but went for it any way.

new one tomorrow .

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Bonnie it was not to delicate yet but the grain was from front to back on the wing ,, clearing the space between the wings and the left wing just broke in half, this was also where the grain was changing color ,,just starting  spalting.

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