I was reminded of this sketch I had done awhile back in response to an emailed question. I thought I’d post it up here as a follow up to last weekend’s post “Prepare to Pare.”  It should be easy to print out after clicking on it.

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9 Responses to Paring….continued

  1. Ty Thornock says:

    Very nice diagram.


  2. Cheryl says:

    Thank you


  3. Carsten says:

    Very enlightening, thank you !


  4. Steve Williams says:

    Hi Dave. I’m experimenting with fluting bowls etc. May I please ask how you have found the best way to reduce the flute width without losing too much depth at the point where the flutes converge. Cheers Steve.


    • Dave Fisher says:

      The flute depth must be reduced as one nears the point where the flutes converge. I assume, we are talking about a bowl like #6 at my website gallery. As the flute width reduces near the handles, so does the depth. At the point of convergence, there is just the faintest indication of the raised lines between flutes. I’ll try to do a post about flutes sometime.


  5. Paul Anderson says:

    Yes, an amazing picture. To add to that. This picture and the information it contains has helped in my development of use of tool skills, as well as the looks of my bowls. Awhile back I asked Dave what could I do to help prevent those horizontal blade marks? He responded with this picture and some additional information. I use the tool skills he points out inside and outside the bowls I have been carving. When using my #3 gouge to smooth the outside of the bowls I’m always visualizing the little airplane flying INTO and OUT of the cut. This picture is printed and hanging on the wall of my workshop to remind me to relax and slow down. I’ve been drinking lots of tea.  Dave thanks for all the sharing you do with us!!


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