I知 a long time woodworker and relatively new turner who wants to add a little flair to a turning. I致e never carved anything; I知 barely able to sharpen a pencil with a knife!
I want to carve spirals into a turning. What I知 really trying to do is to carve a turning so it oooks like the ice cream in a soft serve cone.
I知 thinking that I値l need to draw some lines to follow, the carve with a V shaped tool.
Where do I start.
Here痴 a picture that sort of captures the idea.
Sounds like a fun project...!!!
I would say you have it pretty much figured out already.
A "V Gouge" is one of the carving tools to use, be it stone or wood, and perhaps the most common I've reached for over the years for such work..
It can be done with some versions of small draw knife as well as some the modified "crook knives" that cut better on a pull stroke than push, or you could use router carving heads to good effect as well...
If you don't feel "up to snuff" free handing and cutting by eye something like this, by all means, sketch some lines in the desired area to achieve the relief topography you wish to achieve...
Following your photo example, this could be simply done by wrapping some thread or twine around the piece until it pleases your eye and has the desired effect. Then simply trace a line...
Hope that helped...Love to see what the final project looks like!
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