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Relief, 3D, chip-carving, whittling; carving knives, chisels, pocket-knives, power tools. If you are a carver or want to give it a try, this is the place to talk techniques and share tips and questions.

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Broken hair stick project

08-19-2018 04:43 AM by Cern42

This is my first post although I’ve come by a few times in the past for...

0 08-19-2018 04:43 AM
View Don W's profile

Let's talk Carvings & Carving Tools of your dreams

07-28-2018 08:17 PM by Don W

It’s been a while since I started a new thread,...

111 08-18-2018 03:04 PM
View Hucklington's profile

Teflon Coated Knives Chisels?

07-23-2018 05:12 PM by Hucklington

Hello fellow carvers. I’m filleting some whiting this morning with a ma...

3 07-23-2018 09:15 PM
View Picklehead's profile

What type of chisel is this?

07-22-2018 07:54 PM by Picklehead

Got this curved chisel in a Craigslist purchase. Any idea what it...

3 07-22-2018 08:40 PM
View AAL's profile

Wet grinder recommendation

06-17-2018 03:10 PM by AAL

I’m just starting into a new hobby of chip carving and have started a c...

11 06-28-2018 05:17 PM
View Jim Reeves's profile

If l build a shed as a shop what do l need to do to prevent moisture tools rusting?

06-04-2018 06:18 PM by Jim Reeves

I am having a very hard time making down steps to shop in basement even worse...

15 06-09-2018 03:05 AM
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Carving w/Axe: need chopping block; can I make one?

05-26-2018 02:05 PM by polaski

I’d like to do some carvings that start with small carving ax work. Ev...

6 05-27-2018 07:14 PM
View blueridge's profile

Need help picking a good Bowl adze

03-02-2018 02:37 PM by blueridge

Hello, I have been really interested in picking up on adze sculpting as a new...

7 05-26-2018 07:00 PM
View Karda's profile

Mora spoon knife

12-25-2017 02:18 AM by Karda

Hi, I have a Mora spoon knife, I have noticed that the hook is quite aggressi...

4 05-26-2018 05:52 PM
View woodcarverhurr's profile

Is stropping woodcarving tools common practice?

05-23-2018 01:21 PM by woodcarverhurr

Hey everyone, I just started whittling and know that I need to sharpen it ...

14 05-26-2018 03:59 PM
View rwe2156's profile

Basswood sources

06-19-2017 01:20 PM by rwe2156

Hey guys I have a bunch of basswood but I’m pretty sure its southern ba...

10 05-26-2018 01:36 PM
View rmeir's profile

what is the best carving knife

10-28-2017 11:30 PM by rmeir

thru the years I have tried just about every brand of knife out there, helvie...

7 05-26-2018 01:24 PM
View janishwoodworksinc's profile

Seeking Advice - Defects in your carving blocks - How picky are you? Typical sizes sought after?

05-22-2018 08:53 PM by janishwoodworksinc

Hello all, We are currently producing thousands of board feet of basswood ...

6 05-24-2018 12:13 AM
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Foredom power graver

05-21-2018 01:43 PM by John816

Hello I have a foredom pg with pedal, table base, motor, and shaft. It is in ...

7 05-21-2018 02:18 PM
View Clarkswoodworking's profile

My first carving

05-15-2018 01:22 PM by Clarkswoodworking

The wife was cleaning out old boxes and came to me with this little carvingAs...

4 05-15-2018 07:57 PM
View Karda's profile

diamond hone

01-05-2018 06:29 AM by Karda

Hi, what do those of you who use diamond hones use for a lubricant, i read so...

21 05-14-2018 12:08 AM
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FOREDOM flex shaft, oil?

05-07-2018 11:28 PM by BlasterStumps

I found this Foredom flex shaft at a local Restore. I don’t know much ...

13 05-11-2018 12:05 AM
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Relief Carving Instructors Western North Carolina

01-23-2018 03:54 PM by Sccardais

I’m looking for an instructor or class in relief carving near me in Wes...

6 04-17-2018 11:08 PM
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Where to find Basswood in Madison WI area

04-13-2018 04:07 AM by rustfever

I will be in Madison WI in late May. I would like to get a moderate supply o...

8 04-13-2018 05:52 PM
View Druid's profile

How to Prepare a Basswood Carving for Painting and Staining

04-10-2018 08:56 PM by Druid

For the Basswood (Linden wood) carvers, there is often the question of how th...

6 04-12-2018 09:26 PM

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