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My new whittling set

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Project by scrimman posted 12-23-2012 03:23 AM 998 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The top two have walnut handles. The next two have lord-only-knows-what-they-made-that-pallet-out-of handles. I really liked the grain pattern in it; I know its part of a burl but I don’t have a clue about the species. The blades are xacto clone blades that I picked up at Hobby Lobby; I learned a while back that they are decent steel and certainly sharpenable, so I decided that they’d be a good blades for this experiment.

-- No matter where you go, there you are!





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#1 posted 12-23-2012 03:38 AM

Looks like very comfortable grips.Well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 03:42 AM

Looks like very comfortable grips.Well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 10:53 AM

Great idea.
This look like they’ll turn out lots of projects.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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ElmoSr

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 02:21 PM

I like thanks for the tip, just getting back into carving and i can not afford a carving set—one of those that cost hundreds of $

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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scrimman

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 03:31 PM

Yeah…thats what gave me the idea! All honor to the guys that make ‘the real McCoy’, but they had to start somewhere, right? I just took the best features of the ones I love to use and combined ‘em. Once I’ve got the handle shape down pat I’m going to make a few carving damascus blades and fit them to handles (also a dream of mine ;-)

-- No matter where you go, there you are!

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#6 posted 12-23-2012 03:41 PM

Nice project. I made one out of a recip saw blade awhile back and heat treated the metal and was able to get a razor sharp edge on it. I have have several that I have purchased but I find that I use my homemade detail knife more than the others. If you do decide to buy one later look at Helvie knives – They are really good steel and have a very sharp edge from the maker. Look forward to your damacus blade and now you need to start carving. Later.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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murch

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 04:09 PM

Nice job. Look like they’ll last for a long time.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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