How to carve patterns Part 17 ~Waves~

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Ride the waves.


This time I  carve the next sketch wave as simply as possible, but it is quite difficult. If you can't carve while creating your own image, you won't be able to compete.



The chisels used are a 12mm sharp chisel, a 6mm sharp chisel, a 9mm shallow round chisel, a 6mm shallow round chisel, a 6mm round chisel, a 3mm round chisel.


Use carbon paper to trace waves onto a postcard-sized wooden board (15 mm thick). You can download the sketch from here (Wave PDF) , so please use it.

The sketch disappear as the carving progresses, so I only copied the rough outline.


*Since I didn't have postcard-sized wooden board on hand, I used a 107mm*160mm*15mm wooden board. The sketch is the same postcard size as the downloaded version.

How to carve waves (openwork carving)

Drill a hole with an electric drill and cut out everything except the waves with a scroll saw. If you don't have a scroll saw, use the electric drill to drill as many holes as you can without damaging the waves.波_電動ドリルで穴をあける


I'm going to give it a rough three-dimensional feel. Below are some examples. It's important to create an image in your mind, so I'm giving you a few hints this time.


Carve with a shallow round chisel, etc. so that it becomes deeper as you move toward the green arrow. Make a cut on the red line with the sharp chisel.




Use the sharp chisel to carve the corners of the waves heading forward.



Where there is a step in the wave, make a cut as shown in the image below, then carve with the shallow round chisels or the round chisels so that it intersects with the cut.


If you carve the whole thing as explained above, it look like the image below.

Carve while searching for the three-dimensional effect of the waves moving forward with the shallow round chisels or the round chisels.

Next, let's carve the steps of the fine waves. As I explained earlier, when carving steps, I mainly use the sharp chisel, the shallow round chisels and the round chisels.

Carving without an image result in failure. I draw sketches from time to time and continue carving while enlarging my image. Approach it with the intention of finding the answer even if you don't know.

Let's continue carving while asking ourselves what we can do to become better. Short temper is bad energy. The game ends when the game progresses properly.

The pressure increases as the second half progresses. If you take it seriously, you can train your mind as well.

Sometimes it goes well and sometimes it doesn't. Adults have the luxury of carving as if they were enjoying life.


I wish you good luck.

How to carve patterns

  1. From the lattice to the scales
  2. Raimon
  3. Asanoha and Sayagata
  4. Seigaiha and Sippo-Tsunagi 
  5. Higaki and Kumikikko
  6. Mimasu-Tsunagi and Mimasu-Chirashi
  7. Ryusui
  8. Bundo-Tsunagi and Tatewaku
  9. Yamajimon and Misujidate
  10. Kemanmon and Gobosei
  11. Chidori and Chidori-Goshi
  12. Nejiume (Twisted plum) 
  13. Kikubishi and Yaegiku
  14. Ichimatsu and Sankuzushi
  15. Kikko and Yagasuri
  16. Clouds
  17. Waves  ←Current page displayed