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Basic Techniques Wood Engraving

Carve the wood has been done by artists carving since tens or even hundreds of years ago. Some people do it for a hobby and pleasure, there is also because of the demands of work for a living. There are many ways to carve wood, from the most simple way or carve the level of difficulty and took control of the complex. The technique used to carve wood can be started from cutting wood to carve intact and the finishing process. Here are some of the techniques and the easiest and most effective way to help you get started making wood carving.

3-dimensional relief carving of Jepara
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Whole Wood Cutting

Cutting wood is the earliest to make engraving patterns. Cut on a flat wood engraving to create patterns that appear to be three dimensional. The cutting process is usually done with a chainsaw manual or machine. Then after already able to measure what we need, then cut the appropriate timber.

Drawing Carving Patterns

Drawing engraving with drawing tools as usual. But keep in mind that wood is a solid object but fibrous. We must be able to draw the thick cuckup stationery that are not easily erode the wood absorbed. In addition to the direct drawing techniques, we can also use the technique of sticking. This technique is quite often used because it is quite easy. We only need to print, copy or photograph the image, and then stick with glue on wooden slats would we carve.

Tools To Carve A typical Jepara

Chisel, hammer, and the meter is mandatory that we have to carve wood. Carving hammers are usually made of hard wood, thin point quickly so as not to hit the iron chisel. To chisel usually made of iron that is processed such that tapered and shaped into a sharp object to scrape and wood processing. While the meter is used to give the distance and size we need if there is a pattern or patch image carved patterns are less clear. Lest We can not give the right size at the carvings, as this will affect the engraving finished later.

Typical Wood Engraving Techniques Jepara

Technique of wood carving can be divided into two parts, the first for the engraving of two-dimensional (art for disposable items, such as chairs, tables, couches, etc.) and techniques both for carving three-dimensional (used for carvings such as niches, carved sambai down and pointed). 2-dimensional technique consists of a timber processing of a flat plank of wood and only given basin or grooves that are not too deep. Object creation is not very difficult, because we only need to straighten or follow a pattern that has been carved We have previously made. As for the 3-dimensional technique is a technique that is quite difficult and complicated. 3-dimensional technique process through arbitrary patterns with motifs of carvers itself. Although he was drawn to the pattern, but it is not very influential because it will be fixed in given touches appropriate engraving. But of course with the best creations that already belongs to the artist carving.

Typical Finishing Techniques Wood Carving Jepara

Memfinishing way the finished carving requires precision and expertise. This final process that will make it terliat carving good or indifferent. We must be smart and observant opt ​​for carving workmanship of our finishing. In the process of finishing two dimensions, sandpaper and wood color material enough to dominate. Eg disposable items such as tables and chairs, we just need to refine and then coloring in order to be beautiful. As for the finishing process 3 dimensions We need more technique. Sometimes craftsmen carved three-dimensional color does not need material for carving, engraving this is done in order to keep a natural look. Or if it is necessary, fabrics, colors, We can choose natural colors. Because the natural color will still highlight the original beauty of the wood. Some artists even just coloring Jepara carving carved frame in 3 dimensions.
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