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5 Cover - Upper Edge

What I'm calling the 'upper edge' is the side of the cover against the pages. 

I used the table saw again to take away a chunk of waste wood but finish off with basic woodcarving techniques. I hope you can see how we could have carved it all like this, instead of using the table saw.

In the centre hollow, be careful to leave a little wood at the 'seam' where the pages dive down in the middle - you don't want to break through here! 

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| 24 November 2022 17:08

Imran - I guess I'm always a little nervous with the table saw and other machinery; it's a bit all-or-nothing when it cuts whereas, as a carver, I like to sneak up on things. And remember, I was working off the faces of the two curved pages - a little tricky!
So I gave myself spare wood in case I make a mistake. The table saw probably saved me three quarters of the work getting down to the inner edge of the covers and the clean face it gave me to work with. I was happy with that without risking, shall we say, getting over close...

| 21 November 2022 19:15

Chris. When you take the wood to the table saw to get the face off why would you not go all the way to the margin of the upper edge instead of stopping short? Does it have to do with the depth of table saw blade?Thanks

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