my first attempt and carving

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Project by duffeyduff1987 posted 03-02-2009 09:16 PM 1281 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my first attempt at carving. Im going to try to do a nativity scene for some family and thought i would get an early start since i have no experience with carving. i did this with just a little cheap set of carving tools from Micheals. and really only used the little gauge cus i dont know how to use the other tools they dont seem to do much haha. but im going to invest in a carving knife for the other carvings in the scene.

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#1 posted 03-02-2009 09:23 PM

I agree. Those cheap sets are just that cheap. I bought a good set from a friend of mine who bought himself a bigger set and they do a much better job.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#2 posted 03-03-2009 11:23 AM

A dremel or dremel type tool would be a good investment also.
I use them a lot, especially for roughing out. Matter of fact I have six hanging with flex shafts with different bits in them and four handhelds. Overkill YES but I don’t have to switch bits very often…:)
You can also make a lot of carving tools but buying a quality set is a good idea.

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