Carving Blank Creation by Pat Rygh

Just a little over one week after our carving show Pat Rygh made a blank creation presentation.  Using a piece of wood, a band saw, some measuring instruments and a pencil Pat demonstrated a technique for creating carving blanks.  Most helpful was how to create an image proportional to the piece of wood, and how to lay the image out on the wood so that the blank could be cut in two dimensions.   The group did receive additional pointers by a couple of carvers with a focus on safety when using the band saw.