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Carving Tools

Carving Tools used in woodworking or printmaking are useful in carving out wide lines, or whole areas. Different shaped blades (like the ones showed to the right) allow for different techniques. Length, size, shape can all vary in both the blade and handle; chose the one most comfortable for you.

A couple of notes: carving into cool/cold wax can chip the edges where it is carved out; warm the surface before caving. Also wax will stick to cold tools; heat your tool blade and keep it clean with a rag for best results.

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Revisiting old topics and filling in holes is quite a chore, yet a necessary one, one that will offer more quality information. For example: recent activity and questions surrounding hardboard and/or masonite, has directed our attention to fill in the blanks on that topic (currently under revision/addition), as well as, more about gesso (specifically encaustic gesso) and other topics (search the tabs), all are in the works. 

Prior years were to get as much general information as possible up and available- a starting point. More and more however, new topics are focused and detailed, and old ones will be getting revisiting; removing any possibility of confusion. 

I should point out that this is a one person operation (takes me awhile to get around to everything, ohh yeah, I should make some art), Anyway, where was I?, oh! one person operation..., even though I tend to refer in posts and topics as we, it is to remove the need to revisit things later when it really is we. All of this whilst working, making art, and whatever may be the case.

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Jonathan Parks