I’m hoping to get some time today to do some more chip carving. That and sand a broken handplane knob for glue up. Between work and the leg, I am getting behind on the woodworking power curve.
I signed up for a introductory relief carving class at Woodcraft and purchased a basic set of Ashley Iles (Lincoln Set) carving chisels. I can see this is going to be a money sink similar to wood turning. I have a flexcut strop, waterstone for my bench planes, worksharp, etc. But figure I will probably need some profiled stones for the woodcarving tools. Any suggestions?
It was quite interesting to try to find matches to the list of chisels recommended for the class. From a beginner’s perspective sweep selection was overwhelming. For the Ashley Iles I had to convert metric to english and intrepret all of the different sweeps to figure out what was needed for the class Is there a reference chart or something that would help to simplify the process of converting fractional inches to millimeters?
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