|Forum topic by velo_tom||posted 07-08-2010 11:50 AM||1068 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
07-08-2010 11:50 AM
A recent unplanned surgery has brought my woodworking and home improvement projects to a halt this summer. To entertain myself I got some basswood and a Warren portable caving kit with interchangeable knife and gouge blades. I never planned on doing any carving, mainly because I didn’t think I could end up with anything recognizable, but now not only have I become hooked but my wife is too.
I’m now envisioning enhancing some future hardwood furniture projects with classic carved pattern enhancements. I’ll need some stout carving tools for use with a mallet. I plan to buy a tool set since that is the most economical way to tool up quickly. I want tools that are already sharp and ready for use because I don’t want to have to sharpen that many profile tools at once.
An initial search of the internet has given two brands, Ashley Iles and Flexcut, as tools that come ready to use. There are likely others too. My question is:
Does anyone out their have any experience with Flexcut Mallet Tools or Ashley Iles Carving Tools? Or, does anyone know of another brand of similar price and quality that would be good to use out of the box? I will be greatly appreciative of any information and/or opinions provided.
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