This time, I explain how to carve "Asanoha" and "Sayagata".
Use carbon paper to trace Asanoha and Sayagata onto a postcard-sized wooden board. The sketches can be downloaded from here (PDF of Asanoha and Sayagata) , so please use them.
1. How to carve Asanoha
First, carve the lines of the Asanoha shape with a triangular chisel.
Next, carve the triangular slope with a sharp chisel or a flat chisel. The carving method is almost the same as the scale pattern explained in How to Carve a Pattern, Part 1, so I don't go into details.
Finally, re-carve the pattern with a triangular chisel to complete the piece.
2．How to carve Sayagata
Sayagata is almost the same as Raimon carving method, which has a low center, explained in How to Carve Patterns Part 2 .
First, carve the lower part with a triangular chisel.
Next, carve the slope and complete it. Since the size of the sketch is smaller than before, I think it would be better to carve the slope in a Yagen(V-shape) with a sharp chisel for a cleaner finish.
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- From the lattice to the scales
- Asanoha and Sayagata ←Current page displayed
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