Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project, Part One

lsirish-relief-gooseIn this opening lesson for how-to high relief carve and wood burn a Flying Canada Goose free project we will focus on the preparations steps, establishing levels in a line art craft pattern, tracing your patterns, and rough cutting the levels and layers into your basswood plaque.  This project is divided into five chapters, please visit each of the free lessons below.

Canada Goose Relief Project, Introduction

Canada Goose Relief Project, Part One 

Canada Goose Relief Project, Part Two

Canada Goose Relief Project, Part Three

Canada Goose Relief Project, Part Four



Relief Canada Goose Supply List

I have listed the tools that I used during this relief project.  You do not need these exact brands or products.  As this is a beginner’s level work please use what tools you already have.  The manufacturers are listed in case you see a tool, tool set, or wood burner that you particularly like.

lsirish-001-0838Flexcut Tools:
SK107 11 pc. Craft Carver Set
#1 x 1/4″ (6mm) straight chisel
#3 x 3/8″ (9mm) wide sweep
#3 x 5/8″ (16mm) wide sweep
#5 x 9/16″ (14mm) wide sweep
#6 x 5/16″ (8mm) wide sweep
#9 x 1.5mm u-gouge
#11 x 1/8″ (3mm) u-gouge/ round gouge
#11 x 1/4″ (7mm) u-gouge/round gouge
45 degree x 1mm v-gouge/veining tool
70 degree x 1/4″ (6mm) v-gouge
interchangeable handle
Flexcut Slip Strop

Chipping Away:
Large chip carving knife
white fine ceramic sharpening stone
brown coars ceramic sharpening stone
leather strop and rouge

Ramelson Tools:
119P set: 1/4″ straight chisel

Japanese Tools:
1/4″ round gouge
3/8″ round gouge

Walnut Hollow Wood Plaques, Oval Edge Plaque, 11″ x 14″, basswood
Creative Versa-Tool variable temp wood burner
Graphite Transfer Paper

Optima Wood Burner, small round shader tip, modified (ball) writing tip, coarse hair tip

Colwood Wood Burner, FTC standard writing tip, FTD small round tip, FT Ball 3 round tip

Set of Riffling Files
ink pen for tracing
pencil for marking the board
file folder or index cards for depth gauges
bracing board or bench hook
non-skid rubber kitchen matt
Zinsser SealCoat Sanding sealer
220 grit sandpaper
assorted sift ox hair brushes for dusting
assorted oil paint/ox hair brushes for painting
polyurethane spray sealer
Acrylic craft paints: titanium white, medium earth red-brown, yellow ocher, paynes gray, carbon black, hooker green
Oil paint for antiquing: burnt umber, turpentine, linseed oil
clean cotton t-shirt material for antiquing

Pattern Work is on the next page.

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