Carve wood chain, cope and stick bit - For You

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How to Carve a chain yourselfThis is a sketch of one way a chain may be laid out.You may have to study it for a bit before it makes sense. There are other tools and tricks that are part and parcel of carving Whimseys, which may be one of the attractions of this type of carving. A chain's length is determined by the piece of wood selected and your skill at releasing the individual links.
Start with a piece of wood that's relatively square and is already as long as the chain that you wish to carve. You could also use a 2x2 from the lumberyard, but pine wood splits easier than basswood and this will be frustrating until you get more advanced at wood carving art.
Cut a notch into the length of the wood on each corner of the wood so that the wood's profile becomes a cross instead of a square.
Bandage your wounds when you cut yourself, because chances are, you'll cut yourself at some point.

This is a great project for learning to use a pocket knife correctly, but for younger wood workers, adult supervision is recommended. The large links and single ball in the long cage makes this a fairly simple to carve whimsey. Basswood is recommended and you can get this fairly easily at lots of woodworking supply stores. You could use the chain as a decoration, a piece of jewelry or perhaps as a baby or pet toy.
He loves improving new articles, expanding short how-tos into more detailed and helpful ones, and reviewing and approving new edits in Recent Changes Patrol. Once you discover the difficult areas, you may decide to make longer and smaller chains with tighter links. The result of an enclosed chain is normally disappointing because the chain becomes longer as links are released.

While you can use any shape that you wish, it is suggested that for your first attempt at whittling a wood chain that it is best to select one shape only to ensure consistency and ease of getting used to the whittling. This feature acts as a swivel that in longer chains may help prevent breakage due to binding. He says it’s the warmth, care, and atmosphere of mentorship that makes the wikiHow community amazing. Often whittlers will challenge themselves to carve some object that has never been carved before and may never be carved again. The carving is basic and repetitive requiring nearly one hundred pieces to form a twelve-inch circle.

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