A handful of carving tools
for spoons, mugs and so.
Since my workshop is closed for restore I am really low on tools now.
My wonderful friend Jamie send me a fine spoon plane and I just got a new little palm gouge, since I left my sweet hand forged one on the car roof and drove home one day…
Also I had an axe and a spoon knife in the basement here, so now I will actually be able to do a little green woodworking.
A handful of tools, knifes I have a bunch here (all self made), all sizes, here my favourite chopper.
Sheets: all cutting tools need protection, knife have its sheet, the new little gouge came with a fine leather one, cycle tyre and a hair band for the others, works really fine.
I like to change between a gouge and a spoon knife, then its not so hard on the arm and hand.
Now we will see where the new boy in town fits in.
(I’m retired due to a neck operation, that have left me with chronic pain in neck and arms).
I also bought me another sharpening stone.
A small pocket version I saw at Jamies place and fell in love with.
It’s really cool for the tour.
This diamond side is for the rough.
And this side to finish up.
Both sides are used dry.
(Even I spit on the stone out of habits and this keeps me laughing at my self).
And it comes in a fine little pocket holster.
I can highly recommend this little fellow.
Made some fresh staves so I could try the new spoon plane, it really takes some wood and seems really most like a sculpture tool.
Think it will take some larger projects like bowls, before it really gets useful.
The hand gouge can really dig out some wood fast and precise.
The spoon knife can when used right really leave a fantastic finish.
When I look at the blog now, I see it’s more a look how lucky I am post, but I guess that’s fine for once.
The truth is I feel happy and lucky.
In my mug carving: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/89610 post I tell a little more.
I’ll try to leave some useful links, even we have so much good stuff here on LJ:
The Spoon Carving Website:
Nashville guitar maker:
The best of my thoughts,
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.