|Forum topic by MarianPB||posted 09-22-2015 10:11 PM||733 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-22-2015 10:11 PM
I’m Marian and I joined yesterday because I have taken an interest in hand carving some signs for friends. I am a newbie carver in every sense. I have used power tools, mainly jigsaw and bandsaw. I make pickleball paddle name tags with my scrollsaw. BTW: google pickleball because it’s something you might enjoy playing after a hard day of woodworking.
We travel around the country in our RV and friends of ours retired and are doing the same. So I’d love to learn how to make the signs that have their name and state and pet name.
I am also incredibly lucky in that I have inherited a hand-made tool cabinet. Not only did I get the cabinet, but I got its contents. 10 drawers filled with every kind of chisel, knife, gouge, etc, that I can even imagine. So my first order of business is sharpening the tools. Of course I’m going to need a lot of education on that. I’ve been reading all the posts here about sharpening. In this tool box, there are two stones and I’m wondering how I would know what grit they are. There don’t seem to be any indications on the box they are in or on the stone itself.
Thank you in advance for your help and all of your wonderful posts on sharpening and carving in general.