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2 Bosting

Apologies: Around 01:00 I name the tool a #3, whereas it's obviously a #8. Hope you spotted that!

'Bosting' is a carver's term that I keep using throughout Woodcarving Workshops. It's about exploring the wood, finding the underlying forms and articulating them. Although this work and it's form is very simple, it's still the best way to work.

In this video, you'll see a cutaway of an unfinished Hepworth sculpture that I saw in the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, Yorkshire. Look at Hepworth taking the exact bosting approach that I am taking here. I doubt she had ever heard of bosting but, at the end of the day, it's a natural way of working that gets to the heart of the matter quickly.

Download: Thoughts about Hepworth and her sculpture; why I'm using hand tools and not power, and 'direct carving'. Also wood and tools etc.


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