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1646 days ago

Beginner Carving tools - 1 reply

So I want to try my hand at carving. I’m going to do a crushed turquoise stone inlay in my wife’s initials on top of a box (or something). Here is about what I want to carve I’m thinking somewhere around 2”x2”: Then fill with crushed stone. What 2-3 basic carving tools would I need? I’m probably going t...

1653 days ago

Wood to go with Purple Turquoise - 6 replies

My wife is about to graduate surgery residency (end of may, so I have a little time) and I want to make her a gift. I seem to be on a box kick so I’m betting that’s what she’ll end up with. Maybe a case for her loupes. Anyway… she loves the color Lavender (but hates pink, go figure) and I have this whim to try my hand ...

1674 days ago

Finish question - 2 replies

I see lots of posts about varnish and lacquer on one end and just BLO on the other end. Over the last year of learning to do some woodworking I’ve kind of developed a goto finish technique. I started using this for the handles of refinished planes and decided I liked the look. Anyway I wanted to see if you guys could see any down sides ...


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