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Forum topic by Jbreth posted 10-25-2009 07:04 PM 1384 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-25-2009 07:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: carving wood tools

I am wanting to start dabbling in wood carving, and was wondering if anyone know of a good starter kit? If you have any suggestions and websites please feel free to let me know.

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#1 posted 10-25-2009 07:18 PM

I’ve heard of people that do wonderful carvings with 1-4 carving tools and others that have over a 100.
I think it has to do with what kind of carving you do and what you get use to as far as technique. I have seen super cheap carving tools on e bay but they are junk and some catalogs offer starting carving sets but you could be wasting you money if you don’t use the tools they include in there sets and there usually in the $150 – $250 range. I would suggest you get a feel for what kind of carving you want to do be watching some you tube carving videos or getting some DVDs from people like Nora Hall.

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#2 posted 10-25-2009 08:45 PM

Flex Cut makes a fantastic set,

It comes with a great assortment of profiles and is razor sharp. The cost is not bad at all. I used this set for lot’s of carving work and I was very, very pleased. I don’t carve as much as I used to, but when I do carve this set has everything I need.


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#3 posted 10-25-2009 08:57 PM

You should try taking a look at Lee Valley & Veritas Check pages 56 & 57 for chip and ahnd carving. Also look in their book section as they have excelent books for starters in wood carving. You’ll find that most of the things are moderately priced.

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