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Wood Grain When carving wood, one thing is a certainty - you must deal with wood grain.The growth rings of a tree are like several tubes that fit perfectly together and run lengthwise along the tree's trunk.
Once the tree is cut, it isn't always obvious which way the grain goes.Sometimes the grain can be a real challenge, but most of the time, it provides a built-in way to enhance a carving.It's easy to understand the challenges wood presents by considering carving across, along, and on the end of the grain.
Three main directions to carve Across the GrainIt might come as a surprise that the most effective way to remove wood is to carve across grain.When carving across grain, you are cutting the wood fibre, and you have very good control of what wood is being removed.
The same can't be said when carving along the grain.Carving across grain is most effective Along the GrainIt's very tempting to remove large pieces of wood along the grain because it's so easy.Unfortunately, that's just the wood trying to fool you.
One of the first disasters every carver encounters is when a huge chip of wood splits off just where it's...