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BASIC LEATHER CARVING PROCEDURE PAGE 5

BEVELER TOOL

16. The beveler is used to "raise" areas of the design imparting a 3 dimensional appearance. It accomplishes this by lowering the surrounding area. Bevelers come in a variety of textures and sizes. 17. Hold the beveler vertical at all times. Note that the bottom is wedge shaped - the deepest part of the wedge is always placed in the cut to be beveled. Pay attention to which side of the line you are beveling - if you bevel the wrong side it will lower the formost object and ruin the piece.
18. If the design has a border this is always beveled first. Next, bevel the formost design elements. Work from foreground to background the same as when you cut the design with your swivel knife.Take care that the beveling is smooth and no tool marks are visible. Walking the beveler along the cut will help keep it smooth. 19. On lines that were cut progressively shallower, the beveler is used with progressively lighter taps to smooth the transition.

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