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7 November 2016
Tools of Woodcarving
There are specific tools that woodcarvers use to achieve the way they want their wood work to look, and they would either use a knife, an axe, a chainsaw, or a machete. Woodcarvers would probably prefer to use something easier to handle that doesn’t have as much destructive power, like a machete or knife, rather than a chainsaw or axe. If a chainsaw or axe is ever used, then it would make the piece of wood appear a bit more rugged.
also have to think of the safety risks while using a tool, such as the wood shavings that come flying off when carving wood. If someone was using a tool for crafting, they would need to wear some type of safety equipment like goggles, a protective apron, gloves, and boots so strong pieces of wood do not penetrate their shoes. At the same time this should be accomplished in a location, where there won’t be people interfering with their work. Then people who are pursing this type of work can use all the tools they have around them. Before any tools are used, the people would need some experience with them, Of course anyone would have experience with a knife used for either cooking or eating, In the case of a machete, there would need to be some practice with that tool because someone could easily hurt themselves with it if they don’t
have very good control over it. A Woodworker could also use an axe; now that’s something that someone really does need practice on, and they would have to wield it with two hands. It is also a stronger tool and would do the job of chopping down a tree, but it would take a lot of manpower but compared to a chainsaw it will get the job done. The chainsaw can chop down a tree, It’s a lot more efficient and requires less manpower, but at the same time it is pretty destructive too. If someone is capable of using these tools, then they can accomplish their goals. There have been plenty of Woodcarvers who were satisfied with their way of carving wood and actually want to leave an impression on people viewing their art. Just like Jimenez Street he has a mindset of born intelligent wood carver. "I am not just anybody; I am a real tiger. I was born intelligent. Everyone here is living off my initiative. If I hadn't started carving, no one would be doing anything. I invented a whole tradition. They should make a statue of me in the plaza with an arrow pointing to the house and rename this street Jimenez Street.' For Jimenez will never die. I am like the sun in the sky. Oaxaca without Jimenez would not be Oaxaca." Jimenez like Shepard Barbash said was like “These magicians carve dreams with their machetes.” That’s what is meant for having good control over the use of a machete. Jimenez was compared to a magician that carves dreams with a machete. Because of his way with a machete he was acknowledged for it. Here on another case though is other tools that were used by this one woodcarver who prefers old tools instead of electric tools used a hand ax, a nail puller, a saw blade, and a screwdriver. The person using these tools called it “Plain old-fashioned Wood-crafting.” Those are also some tools woodworkers prefer as well classic tools where its need to plug them into a power outlet or any other type of resourceful. The conclusion is that there needs to be practice and safety when using these tools.
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catalogs, tools aren't sold for utility but for design and looks. Trust me,
your electric saw won't cut any straighter if it's housing has won a design
award. Another marketing tactic is tacking added functions onto a tool
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