Control hand

For the control hand, there are two grips: Power grip

Hold the end of the handle with the fingers wrapped round the handle and the thumb running along the top. pointing to the stock. The thumb on top gives more flexibility of movement than with the thumb wrapped round. This grip is used when removing lots of wood on large simple shapes, straight lines and large curves, where there is little or no twisting needed to make the cut.

Variation: The control hand is held against the hip for extra power and stability.

Flexi grip

The narrowest part of the handle is held between the fingertips and thumb. In this grip the tool can easily be rotated. This is for delecate detailed work, where the tool has to be twisted to cut shapes such as beads and coves.

Top le ft Control hand. Power grip with the DFG.

Left Control hand. Flexi grip with DFG.

Top le ft Control hand. Power grip with the DFG.

Left Control hand. Flexi grip with DFG.

Right Support hand. Fingers grip with the skew chisel.

Below right Control hand. Fingers grip with the SFG. heel of hand on rest.

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