Everything You Need To Know About Power Carving For Beginners, Part 2 Dough Bowl

Everything You Need To Know About Power Carving For Beginners, Part 2 Dough Bowl


welcome back to part 2 everything you
need to know about power carving so last week we got the carving on this piece I
went ahead and finished it out with the turbo planer and the manpa tools hole
cutter and this week we’re gonna start off basically with a piece like we
finished off with last week I just kind of shaped it up with the chainsaw now
before we get started I’ll be making one video every single week so don’t forget
to click that subscribe button so you can stay up to date on my latest videos
i’ll be doing how to videos and if there’s anything that you want to see leave a comment. so we’re
gonna start off talking about the manpa tools hole cutter this is a three inch
hole cutter and to give you an example why I really like this tool because I’m
able to achieve what I would normally only be able to achieve with a wood
lathe and the thing I like about this over a wood lathe is I don’t have to
continuously make round pieces I can make whatever shape that I want now for
a piece like this this is pretty much the only thing that I can use for
carving on the inside of it so I’ll have a lot of sanding left to do to it with
my bowls and stuff like that I’ll leave about a half an inch just
about like I would on the bad blade to where I can come back with the turbo
planer and smooth everything out and get it to this exact dimensions that I want
it to be just to give you an example of how long this tool actually last I
started in June of last year I sold right over 40 pieces and I made a total
of about 50 in 2019 and I’ve had the same one throughout every single piece
that I’ve done it’s been used on every single piece in one way shape or form
and it’s really held up I sharpen it about every three or four pieces and you
also want to clean the backside because the wood will gum up after a while
the cleaner you keep it the more you sharpen it it’s gonna continue
to do its job I don’t feel like it’s going out anytime soon so I’ve
definitely gotten my moneys worth for this tool and the one good thing
about this tool is it actually slings most of the shavings out of the piece
that you cut and so you don’t have to continuously clean out the shavings to
see what you’re doing now onto uses as you can see I don’t have the guard on
this I feel like it’s a fairly safe tool I always wear gloves and I actually
recommend wearing long sleeves if you’re gonna be using this or the bad blade
especially if you’re removing bark because as fast as this things spinning
it’s sending it right back to you it doesn’t feel good but if you live in
Louisiana you just have to suck it up but this one’s a lot of ways kind of
used like just like the bad blade when you get down in corners you just kind of
use a up-and-down motion start from the top work your way down
but as far as sweeping it it does work best if you sweep it back this way
but like I said it’s a pretty safe tool I don’t really feel it you never really
feel like you’re losing control of it so you can really just kind of feel your
way whatever you feel works best I don’t really feel I have a specific pattern
for using this tool that pretty much covers the turbo planer now for the
manpa hole cutter what I do is I kind of get the general
outline of whatever piece it is that I’m doing like I said I always leave at
least a half an inch and whatever I want to take out and I’ll just take the tool
and I’ll just slowly work it around that line wherever I’ll feel like that outline should be and I don’t push I don’t push hard I just kind of slowly move it on a angle and i make my line all the way around the piece and then once I got that covered I
don’t have to worry about it sliding out because I’ve already got my lines on the
outside so I just stay in the inside and I kind of bumped
like this and I feel that works more effective and keeps the longevity of the
tool if you watch the other videos you just see them kind of pushing it straight
down and what happens when they do that as you can see there’s no blades on the
inside of this so it’s only cutting in this outer diameter right here so on the
piece you’re gonna have a chunk of wood collecting on the inside and on the
outside and it’s going to cause friction and then it also causes to overheat so
we’re gonna go ahead and get started and I’ll walk you through certain areas
I’m gonna try to make it short and sweet I’m gonna cut out certain areas speed up
certain areas but let’s get started now when I cut this out with the chainsaw I
cut the top and the bottom as flat as I possibly could that’s gonna save you
more work later on then when I cut the sides I cut it as close to the shape
that I felt like I wanted for this piece and you could pretty much call this
whole thing out on the outside with a chainsaw we used it for a while and you
can see on this piece I got some wormholes right there I’m not really
worried about that you can either fill that in with epoxy filler even though I don’t have the guard on
this piece I don’t recommend it the reason I have it off is because it
allows me to get deeper down into pieces now this is where I make my outline as
you can see I’m holding the tool away from the bowl
that way in case if it does slip slips on the inside not the outside I don’t
want to mess up my outside chair now I’m about to demonstrate what I was
referring to earlier on what not to do you can actually hear the tool bogging
down and thats going to cause more wear and tear on the tool and the grinder

1 thought on “Everything You Need To Know About Power Carving For Beginners, Part 2 Dough Bowl”

  1. A channel worth subscribing to, this is so therapeutic to watch you create beautiful masterpieces with wood. Thank you for sharing your talent and techniques with the world!

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