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How to Hold Stone Carving Chisels

How to Hold Stone Carving Chisels

Whether you just started out stone carving or whether you are an experienced stone carver, perhaps you never thoroughly thought about the way in which you hold your chisels. Should you hold your thumb above or below the chisel, or should you stretch your thumb out? How high or how low should you hold the chisel? 

In this video, Athar breaks down the four most common ways to hold a chisel and explains the how and why a specific grip should be preferred to another, depending on the sculpting task that you are carrying out.

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