Methods of processing elements of relief carving techniques consider carving, at first glance, the simplest forms: flat bar planing plane chisel and removing it longitudinal and lateral facets, creating curved surface at different angles, cutting cylinder and the hemisphere. In the process of carefully working out the techniques described and illustrated in the drawings, a novice carver should: develop skills in the free possession of an instrument, feel the behavior of wood during the cutting of the fibers at different angles of inclination, to choose the most appropriate method of cutting wood with different hardness, which provides clarity processing, the lowest cost of effort and increase productivity; trace and identify what determines the change in the texture pattern, especially to learn cutting convex and concave surfaces on the rules, "chips a chip "and" face to face. " Exercise number 1. Slicing plane bar flat chisel. During this exercise, you should seek, not worse, than a plane, flat, smooth otstrogat plane along the direction of wood fibers. Might think, not better in this case, use the plane.
Do not rush to conclusions. In the following, make sure that this tool is not often you can apply in the thread. Note: canvas gouges are tightly pressed against the surface of the fingers of his left hand and palm lightly on the wood. The blade is driven by the pressure of the right hand away from you. In order to avoid scoring at svilivaemosti fibers wood rasp to the rule, "chips in the chip", which is necessary to define the line "stop", from which the blade of a chisel to move in opposite directions.