How Ice Sculpting Works

By: Nathan Chandler

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Author's Note: How Ice Sculpting Works

I've never had the opportunity to carve ice. As a kid, however, I did create some pretty impressive snow tunnels with my friends. After one particularly heavy snowstorm we wandered out to an empty part of the yard and starting digging like the bored, over caffeinated kids we were. A day later we'd burrowed what seemed like hundreds of feet of tunnels and the local newspaper came out to photograph our grand, sprawling fort. Then, one of the tunnels partially collapsed on my face, ending our adventure and sparking a lifelong struggle with crippling claustrophobia. So in hindsight, maybe ice carving would've been a better bet for me.

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