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Blog series by Jordan updated 03-18-2011 02:12 AM 4 parts 17953 reads 87 comments total

Part 1: My tools of choice

02-01-2011 09:30 PM by Jordan | 29 comments »

Thank you Grizzman, for suggesting that my knowledge of power carving might be a welcomed topic for a blog series. My intention is only to share with you what I know and have learned, not what I think any of you should do or change what you are doing. I have taught myself everything I know and my methods work for me. That’s not to say that I still can’t learn new things or methods. However, if I lay in bed at night and dream of what new tools to buy to help me, I really can’...

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Part 2: Bits and Burs

02-02-2011 06:19 PM by Jordan | 31 comments »

Here are basically all of the items I use for rotary carving.1. Rough carbide burs – My brand choice is Kutzall as their teeth are random. The green and orange ones at the top, if you can tell, have parallel teeth and I’ve found that they groove more than grind. Expensive. 2. Steel carbide cutters – I love these and they cut accurately and leave the surface smooth as well. They don’t work well on tupelo. Fairly expensive. 3. Stones – while I know th...

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Part 3: Things that may help you along as you go

03-17-2011 11:45 PM by Jordan | 11 comments »

I have been putting these on Facebook but a lot of carvers there aren’t here YET! Please note that I only intend to assist those who are in need. I am not above any carver or ability but I love to network and share with those who desire. I will jot these down as I think of them. Never ever make an undercut or hole until your background is exactly the desired level! When you do a face, it is best to make sure that the nostrils are completed only after the height of the top lip is fi...

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Part 4: Evolution of perception

03-18-2011 02:12 AM by Jordan | 16 comments »

When I was little, I used to draw like this: My next realization was that people had clothes – no skin, but clothes. I don’t know when, but somehow I figured out that people had a profile, but the nose was not attached nor was the hair part if the head. See how the feet both point in the same direction. Next, my feet turned out, my fingers added skin and my arms relaxed against my sides. I had teeth and my nose became part of my face. But my eye looked like it was still f...

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