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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 02-23-2008 01:05 AM

You have the advantage that I never had.

The internet has an unlimited amount of info you can learn from.

Like Lee sad, Learn to use your tools, & make sure you know how to sharpen them properly.

I had been carving for quite awhile before I found out I was carving with dull chisels.

The way I discovered it, was I bought A couple of Pfeil chisels, they came already honed,

& that’s when I learned what a sharp chisel was like.

If you know someone who carves, talk to them, for some tips. I learned my carving with no help at all,

except from a few books, & magazine articles.

Woodcarving Illustrated

runs some good beginner articles. You may find it at your local library.

I ran a search on Fine Woodworking, & found these articles for you.


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I just checked the site that Alin recommended, it looks like an excellent choice.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1


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