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Chip carving set recommendation & comparison

02-11-2017 08:37 PM by Spacehog

Ahoy chip carvers! I am not a chip carver, so forgive me if this topic has c...

9 02-19-2017 01:45 PM
View Dwight Magee's profile

American Kestrel

04-12-2015 04:30 PM by Dwight Magee

This carving is a full size American Kestrel. The Kestrel and bolder are carv...

27 02-18-2017 08:09 PM
View Lemongrasspicker's profile

Putting Together a Carving/Whittling toolkit for a Gift

02-12-2017 06:57 PM by Lemongrasspicker

My brother in law’s birthday is coming up in June and I’ve endeav...

4 02-17-2017 01:05 AM
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"Cheap Knife"

02-15-2017 04:42 AM by mpounders

When I started carving, I found that a plain utility knife worked quite well,...

4 02-15-2017 10:31 PM
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Is non kiln-dried spalted maple food safe?

02-12-2017 11:18 PM by Medici

Hello all. I have some spalted maple that I found among some dried firewood, ...

4 02-13-2017 10:56 AM
View Spacehog's profile

what is this Pfeil #5 knife for?

02-12-2017 06:58 AM by Spacehog

I have been shopping around for some chip carving knives, and I came across t...

0 02-12-2017 06:58 AM
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Robert Morse hand carved carousel horse

01-12-2017 03:13 PM by Tiffianie

I have had since about 1996 a hand carved carousel horse that is beautiful an...

6 02-10-2017 02:55 AM
View Karda's profile

gouge sharpening

02-03-2017 05:26 PM by Karda

Hi, I got a set of cheap carving tools at HF mostly to get the feel of the to...

6 02-05-2017 01:05 AM
View Karda's profile

power sharpening

01-29-2017 05:59 PM by Karda

Hi, I made strop wheels for my grinder, the motor is slow, I think a washer m...

17 01-31-2017 12:44 AM
View BigNorseWolf's profile

Stropping w/vegetarian strop and general sharpening woes.

12-30-2016 02:49 PM by BigNorseWolf

Hi, I’m bignorsewolf, I think i’m terrible at sharpening (Hi b...

24 01-30-2017 06:25 PM
View Ross08's profile

Creating hair effect

01-10-2017 05:38 PM by Ross08

Hi All Happy new.I’ve just started wood carving and have a very litt...

4 01-29-2017 07:42 PM
View Karda's profile

sharpening Mora crooked knife

01-27-2017 10:05 PM by Karda

I am still trying to get my Mora crooked knife sharp I am getting it sharper ...

10 01-29-2017 05:54 PM
View EngineerChic's profile

What type of carving to learn first?

01-26-2017 05:08 PM by EngineerChic

Quick background … I’m a hobbyist, with no plans to go pro. I...

7 01-27-2017 04:14 PM
View Karda's profile

knife advice

12-14-2016 04:19 AM by Karda

Hi, i am new to wood carving and have been looking at knives. I was wondering...

8 01-23-2017 05:04 PM
View MarkNotts's profile

how do I design a stencil to wrap around a hollowform properly?

01-22-2017 03:30 PM by MarkNotts

Hiya and I am new here, I have only been carving for a little while and I...

4 01-22-2017 08:33 PM
View Karda's profile

keeping wood moist

01-19-2017 09:33 PM by Karda

I am going to have my maple tree trimmed this summer and want to save some wo...

14 01-20-2017 10:45 PM
View Bonvivant1's profile

Leather Wheel for Work Shop 2000

01-17-2017 11:25 PM by Bonvivant1

Has anyone made a leather wheel for the Work Sharp 2000. The one that they se...

1 01-18-2017 02:29 AM
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Sharpening Help in Chicagoland Area

01-11-2017 06:09 PM by Bonvivant1

Hello, I am having a hell of a time trying to learn how to sharpen carving...

10 01-12-2017 05:16 PM
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Worksharp 2000 issues

01-09-2017 04:47 PM by Bonvivant1

Hello all! Long time lurker! Thank you for all of your knowledge. I have l...

8 01-11-2017 03:39 AM
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12-18-2016 04:02 PM by pontic

Could you carvers share with me some of your tips on how you sharpen your swe...

6 01-10-2017 03:42 PM

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