|Forum topic by swirt||posted 06-22-2010 08:44 PM||6295 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-22-2010 08:44 PM
In a few weeks my family and my brother’s family are going tent camping together. All together we’ve got 3 kids ages 1.5 to 6yrs. I ‘ve thought it would be fun to do a little whittling to give the kids some fun with nature. (I’d be doing the whittling and they’d be the recipients)
I know how to whittle a whistle out of willow branch, but that is about the extent of my whittling knowledge.
I got some inspiration out of these whittled roosters http://lumberjocks.com/projects/287
and some from these whittled bird http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/14470 (no band saw or stationary sander in the tent though, but I might be able to do a little of that ahead of the trip.) Got me wondering, is poplar easier to whittle than pine?
Does anybody have any recommendations for simple whittling fun that can be done with branches and a pocket knife? I need a crash course so I don’t look stupid in front of my Son (he’s too young to care) and my nephew and neice? Speed of results would be better than something that would take me all day to knock out one …. I’d need to be able to knock out three and give them all out at the same time so they don’t erupt into tantrums.
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