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Monday, May 7, 2012

Power Carving With Kids

 Kids like to get things done and see the results fast.  This some times presents a problem when trying to learn to use a knife.

Here's my answer.  This is power carving with a low rpm hand held drum sander.  A good leather glove on the hand holding the wood and a 3/8 inch sanding drum chucked up and we're off to the races.
The first project was the cow.  The Cheetah's were the second.  I provided the blank, and carved right along with my "student".  I'd make a "cut" in my piece, and she would make the same cut in her piece.
All in all, a very successful session. 

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