Woodcarving #1: We are everywhere

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Blog entry by Bluepine38 posted 09-08-2011 04:39 PM 7304 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last night during our weekly visit to the Library, I purchased a wood turning book from the excess book and
library fund shelf. Paula, the librarian who had helped me and my family including grand children check out
many books over many years, asked are you a woodworker?, and proceeded to invite me to the Missoula
Woodcarvers club meetings held every Monday. I think woodworkers are secretly taking over. Looking at
books in the Book Exchange here I met a woodturner visiting from Anaconda a few months ago. The
longer I play in the woodshop, the more interesting people I meet, and while my lack of memory keeps me
from remembering names, the pleasant conversations and tips exchanged seem to always remain. Just wanted
to thank this site for helping me along my meandering path as I enjoy retirement and woodworking. After
a few meetings and thanks to the Spoontaneous collaboration, I may be able to add some woodcarving
projects. Nothing big, but if we have the winter I am hoping for I can use my daylight basement shop
instead of heating the big shop and still do woodworking. Now I just have to make a few more gouges in
the smaller sizes, and maybe I can get up to half the skill level of Rand and his first aid kit.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 04:48 PM

Bluepine, I hope that you will take it up in earnest because it is a wonderful hobby and is so satisfying. I would love to find the time to learn how to make carving knives and tools. I have made a couple of knives and I do have all of the makings of a small blacksmith shop but it’s not set up at the present. I just can’t seem to find the time – time can be a great enemy in some ways. Please post all you can about your tool making and good luck in your pursuit of woodcarving.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 03:54 AM

Welcome to my addiction

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 08:50 PM

Here is a link to different carving resources and instructional-stuff you might find useful.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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