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Forum topic by Ross08 posted 01-10-2017 05:38 PM 572 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ross08

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01-10-2017 05:38 PM

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Hi All

Happy new.
I’ve just started wood carving and have a very little knowledge with wood carving.
My question is what type off tools are best for creating an hair effect.
Would it be best to use gouges? From videos on you tube they seem popular., but what are the best sizes and shape.
Going to be brave and try an orangutan.

Here’s my first project I completed a few days ago. Meant to be a kestrel.


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#1 posted 01-11-2017 04:06 PM

The best way is by feather burning. See this YouTube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhlARJqlBO4

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 03:53 AM

I see a lot of people who carve animals using the wood burning technique and they turn out very well, but if you are a beginner carver and are not looking to invest heavily in a quality burning setup, then I would suggest giving it a go with a v-tool. I have achieved great results using this method. Good luck!

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 01-21-2017 12:52 AM


I see a lot of people who carve animals using the wood burning technique and they turn out very well, but if you are a beginner carver and are not looking to invest heavily in a quality burning setup, then I would suggest giving it a go with a v-tool. I have achieved great results using this method. Good luck!

- jeffcote

+1 wood burning for feathers,
+1 use a v-tool for hair.

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#4 posted 01-29-2017 07:42 PM

Hi Ross I read some where about some one using a very stiff wire brush to make hair, I have never tried it, success would be determined by the softness of the wood one was using Hope this helps you Bruce

-- NSBruce

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