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Posted on Oh boy, carving tools! From Home Depot!

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 12:12 AM

Here is a link to all kinds of carving resources and I recommend the woodcarving illustrated site as being especially helpful! I have the same set of tools that you have! They are cheap and not sharpened correctly for carving, but…...they would be really great for learning how to sharpen carving tools, as you have little to lose. I reground one just a few weeks ago when I built a new sharpener and it will actually cut now! I have a drawer full of carving tool sets like this, that I once thought were great deals ( or that someone gave me), and I’ll try to tune them up and give them to someone who thinks they might want to carve. These have a steep bevel, more like a bench tool, and should be ground down to about a 10-12 degree bevel for most carving. Poplar and pine are not too bad for carving, but northern basswood is the best. You won’t find good basswood at the hobby stores; just order a bit from online. Check out some of the carving sites if you are interested in learning… you’ll meet some great people!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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