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5 Second Pass

We are still 'bosting in', which most often consists of a series of 'passes'. The important thing is to keep the whole thing moving, moving on as a whole, and not finishing or working one part too far before you work on another.

At the end of these 2 passes we'll have moved into a well-modelled surface and will really begin to see what fish we've caught!

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| 21 April 2020 17:21

I can see both why you made it rounded to start with and why you've changed it Chris. At first I took that section as being the body of the fish sweeping round and the fin emerging from below. I had not realized it was actually a fin at all. However, like you I think it looks more dramatic with a clearly defined edge. Great video this series. Look forward to next month.

| 19 April 2020 14:28

Thanks Chris. 20/20 gives me a good rule of thumb.

| 19 April 2020 10:57

David - I don't 'sharpen' my tools very often in the sense of taking them to a stone, but I do strop them regularly. I don't show stropping but it's an ongoing discipline.
As a guide, I give students the '20/20' rule: strop 20 times every 20 minutes of tool use. So much depends on the hardness of the wood and the way you are using the tool. The main thing is to get a feel for your tools and even if you *think* the edge may be a little dull, strop that bevel!

| 18 April 2020 22:42

Maybe I’ve missed this but how frequently during a session do you have to stop and sharpen your tools? Due to quarantine I’ve watched this straight through and amazed at the sharpness of your tools.

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