Carving knives

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 01-18-2008 06:22 PM 2355 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a beginning carver I didnt want to invest alot of money into a hobby I maynot enjoy so I decided to make my own tools to carve. I joined a local guild and found that many carvers make thier own tools as well. So I was on the right track so far. I thought I would share a few of the tools I made as well as my last three finished today.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 01-18-2008 06:38 PM

Are you also making the blades from metal stock, or are you re-purposing them
from other tool steels?

Very interesting shapes (looks comfortable), at first glance I thought they
were fishing lures.

-- Still learning everything

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#2 posted 01-18-2008 06:52 PM

look at you!! Nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-18-2008 07:23 PM

Very nice. How are they working out?

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#4 posted 01-18-2008 07:50 PM

Nice work. good to see someone else make their carving gools.


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#6 posted 01-18-2008 07:56 PM

Very nice… That’s quite a undertaking.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-18-2008 08:01 PM

Very nice Jim,

Carving tools can be very expensive.

I use mostly chisels.

I’ve made a few of my own carving chisels from old spade drill bits, They really hold an edge.

You can find them at flea markets, & garage sales real cheap. I have sold a few that I’ve made.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 01-18-2008 08:32 PM

I like it. These things look great. I have knifes, but can’t carve worth a darn. Good luck in your venture.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#9 posted 01-18-2008 11:49 PM

How does the middle one of the three carve? i have seen that style before but never tryed it. Great Job !! I can never get a nice handle made.

-- Robert,

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#10 posted 01-19-2008 02:41 AM

So cool.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 01-19-2008 05:11 AM

Very nice work. One of my Christmas presents was Make Your Own Woodworking Tools By Mike Burton. So I am looking forward to making a few tools soon. Just curious what kind of steel do you use?

-- Woodworking is Life. Anything before or after is just waiting.--S. McQueen sort of

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#12 posted 01-19-2008 09:59 PM

Very nice.
How do you this? Tell us more.

-- Jiri

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#13 posted 06-15-2008 02:46 PM

Very nice set of tools.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#14 posted 01-21-2010 07:03 PM

beautiful knives and carvings wow do you forge your own blades ?

-- "everything has a soul"

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#15 posted 03-12-2012 05:02 PM

Wow, I need to step up my knife making and spoon carving after seeing your work. Absolutely beautiful!

-- Mike, Western New York

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