I finally have most things together and sat down to play some. I wanted to do some simple 3 corner chips. I started by sanding a practice board to 220 grit. I reviewed Marty’s video and then drew out the pattern. Drawing the pattern was harder than I anticipated. I need a better mechanical pencil and possibly a better metric ruler. 2mm and 4mm was much smaller than I anticipated. The drawing was a little uneven, but I really did not worry about it. I was mainly hoping to get a feel for the knife.
I definately have more appreciation for the process. Getting the knife to cut strait and make consistent chips is not nearly as easy as it appears in the videos.
Like anything this is going to take practice. I will get some more time to play over the weekend.
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