Letting the Chips Fly
Anytime you try something new, you will learn a lot of things. Recently, I was provided with three power carving cutters from Arbortech, and last week, I made an attempt at creating an outdoor bench. First, let me say that I enjoyed the experience. As my wife drove into our driveway where I was working and saw the immense pile of woodchips covering the asphalt, I somehow got a real sense of accomplishment. Second, let me say that I still have something to learn when it comes to power carving.
As you can see from the photo, design — or a lack of it in this instance — is still critical. Even so, my first go around has sparked my imagination and I am determined to up my game the next time around.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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