Boy's carving kit

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Project by Michael Anthony Zelonis posted 12-09-2014 01:30 PM 1282 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple who are clients of mine have two young boys ages 7-9, who constantly swipe mom’s paring and steak knives to carve found wood in their yard. After getting permission from the parents I cooked up this carving kit containing two beginners knives, handmade strop, hidden compartment for band aids, canister of silica carbide stropping powder, and fiber compression wrap for thumb and finger guards. I have also cut 14 pieces of assorted size carving blanks, basswood, butternut, and paulownia. Now I just need a good beginners carving book with simple patterns.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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#1 posted 12-09-2014 05:09 PM

proof that woodworking is still popular. I wasnt allowed to use a saw as a kid but i could use the hand drill. So instead i would cut a board in half with a lot of holes.


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#2 posted 12-09-2014 05:17 PM

Looks like a great kit. Although for me, I would want some bandages.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 06:10 PM

One of the pics has band-aids(My first thought too or superglue)...great idea!

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 10:29 PM

Yeah I had to do the hidden compartment with the band-aids. What boy doesn’t think a hidden compartment is cool. I always had tools to play with, my grandfather had loads of old tools. Got hurt on some of them, but that taught me respect for the tool and about my human limitations.

-- God bless, Michael, Roanoke VA.

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