More on Upsweep Knives
Today’s question comes from Richard who asks:
“how is an upsweep knife used, and its purpose ? am sorry but new to carving here.”
Never be apologetic that you are new to carving, Richard. We were all there once.
Your question happens to be a very good one and one that I’m certain many other carvers also have. An upsweep knife is a knife with a convex blade which arches upwards. The upsweep knife is used in the same manner as a straight blade knife but with some advantages. The convex blade on an upsweep knife makes easy “slicing” cuts through the wood which are more difficult to make with a straight blade. The upsweep blade is also capable of getting into areas a straight blade can’t get into. The downside of upsweep knives, however, is that they are not as commonly available by most knife makers.
Our next question comes from Steve in response to Phyllis’ problem with her scroll saw. Steve asks:
“Philis, is the blade breaking or just slipping out of the holder??? What brand and model number saw is it???”…Steve
Thank you so much for your response to Phyllis’ scroll saw question, Steve. I’m sure we’ll hear back from here soon.
Dean Stewart has sent in a photo of one of his latest carvings! Dean writes:
“Here’s a photo of my most recent project. I can’t decide what vocation this gnome pursue”
Terrific job on that gnome, Dean! Nice work on the eyes too! Thank you so much for sending in your photo! Did you also do the bird houses?
EMAILS: I’m still working out the bugs with my web designer on setting up an email account through which you can send photos. Right now there is my personal account: email@example.com. For now just submit photos through that account directly. I’m currently working on a blog account through which where you will be able to email everything but that one is not quite ready. Dean, your photo came directly into my Wood Chip Chatter account. Can you tell me what email address you used and how you did it? It may help solve the problem. Thanks for your patience.
Keep a sharp edge and keep on carvin’!
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