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Hi, I'm Alexander Grabovetskiy.

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Let me help you with Mastering Wood Carving Skills. Learn Old world wood carving skills and techniques through online video lessons. You are going to learn the ways of how Master Wood Carvers work, develop 3D thinking for Wood Carving and perfect your Tool sharpening and maintenance.


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In this video, you asked for comments about the use of rasp rifflers. Originally, I felt the same as you did. Upon reflection, I realized that my bias was due to my reluctance to use sandpaper while still carving with blades (gouges, v-tools, etc.). The embedded abrasive material sandpaper leaves behind which will dull the blades. That bias carried over to rasps. I decided that if the abrasive rasps were bothering me I could switch to file rifflers. Those rifflers are essentially many small blades. My file rifflers are smaller than my rasp rifflers but since I only use them on smoothing transitions between cuts their size is not a problem.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) May 22, 2020 at 9:18 am

I still feel guilty!

Sandpaper and all abrasives are simply tools to be added to your arsenal. I embrace them all!! I love sandpaper. Love my rifflers too.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) April 8, 2022 at 9:42 am

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