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Relief Carving Canada Goose Supply List

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, so 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.

Below are either Amazon affiliate links or links directly to the manufacturer’s website.

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Schaaf Wood Carving Tools: Set of 12 with Canvas Case – Full Size Gouges and Chisels for Beginners, Hobbyists and Professionals | Sharp, Quality-Tested CR-V 60 Steel Blades

Chipping Away:  (I have used my Chipping Away Large knife for almost three decades … and it just performs perfectly every time.)
Large chip carving knife
white fine ceramic sharpening stone
brown coarse ceramic sharpening stone
leather strop and rouge

Ramelson Tools: (I began with Ramelson and still find myself reaching for their tools during every project)
UJ Ramelson Basic Woodcarving Tool Set

Japanese Carving Sets: (This is a great set for almost all wood carving projects and the sets that I use  for spoon carving as well as relief carving. The small hand set includes a bull nose chisel, one of my favorites.)
WAYCOM 24PCS Wood Knife Kit Set Wood Carving Kit,Professional Chisel Set, including Small, Middle, Large size (24PCS)

Walnut Hollow Wood Plaques, Oval Edge Plaque, 11″ x 14″, basswood

Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner: Wire Tip Wood Burning Tool (This is their variable temperature tool with interchangeable wire tips, perfect if you also do wood burning.)

Walnut Hollow Creative Versa Tool: with Variable Temperature Control for Woodburning, 11 Points (Tips), Original Version, Basic Pack  (This is their one piece rheostat tool which is great if you are just starting in wood burning or if you will only be doing burned details on your carvings.)

Optima Wood Burner: small round shader tip, modified (ball) writing tip, coarse hair tip  (Fantastic unit for advanced burners.)

Detailer Basic Woodburning Kit: ( FTC standard writing tip, FTD small round tip, FT Ball 3 round tip  (Fantastic unit for advanced burners and it comes with Sue Walter’s Book, Pyrography Workbook!)

Flexcut Slipstrop: Sharpening Kit with Strop and Gold Polishing Compound

Saral Graphite Transfer Paper:  (I like Saral because of its soft gray coloring.  Its great for wood burning where you might not be able to remove all of your tracing lines.)

Set of Rifling Files:  SE 10-Piece 7” Riffler File Set – 736RF (This is a small set of files that let’s you get into your undercuts and sharp joint lines)

ink pen for tracing
pencil for marking the board
compass
file folder or index cards for depth gauges
bracing board or bench hook:  (DIY instructions here at LSIrish.com)
non-skid rubber kitchen matt
Minwax Water-Based Sanding Sealer
assorted grits, including 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

Free Online In-depth Canada Goose Carving Class

WHAT – A free, in-depth, step by step, relief carving project for the Flying Canada Goose pattern.  About 270 photos from sanding the board, and sharpening your tools right through cutting the relief, wood burning the details, and finishing with acrylic colors …

WHERE – At FoxChapelPublishing.com Wood Carving Illustrated Forum!

WHEN –  Starting Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 and it will become a permanent thread that you can access at any time.

WHO – Author, Wood Carver, and Pyrographer Lora S. Irish (me)

WHY – Because it will be a fun thread that you can join in, interact, and even post your own photos as you work along with me.

HOW – See below …

1. Go to Wood Carving Illustrated Forum at https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated.com

2.  Follow the directions in their ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the Wood Carving Illustrated Message Board.  This will show you how to sign up.

3.  Sign up so that you can see all the images (it will be about 270 photos), be able to post your questions and suggestions, share your experiences as a wood carver/wood  burner, and just chat with new carving buddies.

See ya’ Monday!!!!     ~ Lora

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Pyrography Styles – Simple Outlining

Simply outlining the pattern is often our very first project in pyrography wood burning.  After decades as a pyrographer I still use this art style on many projects because of the clear, crisp impact you get by just following the tracing lines.  Also called line art, outlining is often used in engraving, etching, woodcut and lithography.  For more please read this great Wikipedia article.

Learn more about art styles that can be used in your pyrography wood burning – Pyrography Style Handbook is available at Amazon.com.

 

Very simple, very flat, and very two dimensional, a simple outline conveys your image without details or shading.

This dragon face is worked on a 3″ leather key fob.  Since he is both well detailed and worked in a very small space,  simple outlining is the perfect choice.

Please learn more about burning on leather, here at LSIrish.com.

 

 

 

The leather burned purse and the birch plywood burn, above, both use the same pattern from our pattern pack – Dragon Medallions.  It is the lack of shading and extra detailing in the leather purse image that makes the dragon a stronger design then the wood version.  The wood version almost has too much to see compared to the clean, crisp image on the leather.

 

Wood burning, especially on paper mache, leaves a physical impression in the media.  Santa’s outline literally drops down into the surface of this paper mache box.  The trough that comes from a simple outline stroke can also be used as a damn.  Here it works to stop the application of the acrylic craft paints from spreading into the background area.

Note on this little Santa, the background is not burned totally black.  Instead it is filled with the words, “ho ho ho!”

For more holiday and Christmas ideas to use with your simple outline style of wood burning, visit our holiday pattern category in our pattern site, ArtDesignsStudio.com.

I have one more fun simple outline styled work to share with you.  Its a Celtic deer design.  While the above samples all use carefully controlled, uniform thickness lines, this hart uses thick and thin lines.  As you move through the pattern make some areas of the line width thick then taper back to very thin.  This adds a little dimension without losing the crisp, line art effect.

 

 

LSIrish.com is an affiliate of Amazon.com – Pyrography Style Handbook

Here’s a fun patterns for the twisted tail Celtic Hart. Click on the image below to save to your desktop.

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