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Forum topic by mpounders posted 02-15-2017 04:42 AM 547 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mpounders

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02-15-2017 04:42 AM

When I started carving, I found that a plain utility knife worked quite well, especially with my limited sharpening experience! Lynn Doughty has inspired a lot of people to give them a try and I still use mine quite often. Although the handle is comfortable to me, it is kinda plain in appearance compared my Helvies and other knives, so i decided to fancy it up a bit. I own several, but I made this one by epoxying a blade between two pieces of pine. I thought I was going to teach a beginning carving class and I had the idea to make some like this for students to use. Total cost was about 25 cents! I’ve used to do leather work and I’ve used the patterns before on canes, but I’m a fan of Jordan Straker and his realistic carvings of leather and clothing. This didn’t turn out too bad. Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com


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Moosesman

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 04:54 AM

That is really cool. I am a flooring installer and use utility knives everyday. I’ve never had a knife that neat. I love the carvings. Thanks for posting!!

-- The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up. Jean Cocteau

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flintbone

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 11:13 AM

Good job Mike. I bet the blade is more stable that way.
Keep up the good work.
flint

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 12:14 PM

Excellent.

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 10:31 PM

Excellent work, Mike!

Claude

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Roger

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#5 posted 02-20-2017 12:58 PM

Very meticulous and detailed. You’re the carving king Mike.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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