Carving Budget Series
Woodcarving tools can be very expensive. This blog post contains a video on how to make texturing punches for less than a meal at your favorite fast food restaurant.
In the last 6 – 9 months my woodcarving interests have turned towards relief carving. In my studies of relief carving, I found that a textured background is very common. Texturing the background of a relief carving directs the eye to the subject matter of the carving.
Making low cost texturing punches
To make these textured backgrounds, manufactured punches can be purchased at a premium cost. In my search for an affordable solution, I stumbled on this wonderful video on how to make your own texturing punches. The process shown in the video makes a set of textured punches for less than $5.00 using common hand tools.
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