Four Panels Completed
Are carvings really ever completed? It always seems to me that there’s a little more that I can do. But, I think with these four panels that I’m pretty much where I want to be.
I used the plunge router base that I bought for my Dremel tool to get those panel lines that you see around the figures. A little chisel work was required to clean things up a bit, but it was mostly done with the little router and a 1/4″ bit.
Next stop is to put them on the radial arm saw to get the 45 degree bevel cuts that I need on the sides to form the box. I took a long time in setting up the saw and I think I have it very close to square. I’ll try a few pieces of scrap material before I start into the panels that I carved. If you’re wondering why I didn’t do the bevel cuts first…I flirted with that idea as well. I decided that I’d have a better chance of damaging the corners while carving so decided to do the bevel cuts last and then glue up the box.