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Hanging Hanky Illustration by Mike Del Rizzo To practice carving folds, there is no better exercise than copying the real thing.For this wall hanging (of a hanky hanging on a wall), I pinned a square handkerchief by one corner onto a board.
Then, I arranged the folds in a fashion that appealed to me.Next, I made a pattern and transferred it to a piece of basswood 1½" x 8" x 14".Before starting to carve, two major anatomical characteristics are noteworthy: on a square handkerchief, the corners are square; and the visible edges of the handkerchief (not the folds) are either parallel or perpendicular to each other.
These features add significantly to the realism of the carving.Create the Background• For a carving like this one, there are several options: cut out the pattern with a bandsaw (thus, no background); reduce the background with a router; or, remove the background with hand tools.
• I prefer the hand tool approach with a background.Hand tools are quiet and don't make a huge mess of dust and woodchips.I learn all about the wood grain while doing harmless work.I also like to have a pattern on the background.
Transfer pattern to wood #2 and V-gouges...