Monday, March 2, 2009

Follow My Carving - Gaia - Step 8

The rough sanding is nearly complete. A little more has to be done in the tight V areas between the branches. That requires using the pencil type sanding sticks pictured above. A narrow band of sandpaper is placed around the stick. Once an area of sandpaper is used up, the band is simply rotated.

You’ll notice that each pencil is a different color. (There are four in all.) They are also slightly different lengths as are the sandpaper bands. Each length is a different grit. The brightly colored pencils make it easy to quickly chose the right grit for the job.

To see more carvings, please visit the Heartwood Art site.


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