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WayneC

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05-18-2011 11:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question carving safety knife carving tool

I have been thinking about doing some whittling and carving. I have some tools, knives and a couple of carving books. I was hoping to get some additional questions answered.

What would you say is the best book/video/web site to get information on techniques and processes?

Which carving Magazines would you recommend?

As a result of a broken leg, I ended up with blood clots and am now am on blood thinners for the next 6 months or so. What safety gear is recommended? Are the carving gloves any good?

Thanks in advance.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 12:50 AM

I don’t know, but I’m interested in the answers to your questions. Bummer about the leg.

I’d recommend carving with a Fordem >grin< a fun and creative way to go! Can’t say it safer, but it is easy to keep the tool away from yourself. Satisfied my creative cravings!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 12:54 AM

I took a power carving class where I used my dremel to carve a trout. Was fun, but have been thinking of doing something without the noise of machines.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 12:59 AM

I hear yeah ! ... I’m a power tool addict.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 01:16 AM

that just lieving the chainsawcarving out too
so now you are down to basic carving cheisels or doit with knifes :-)
then you have to deside big rougher sculptures or small fine things
to the first firmer gauges and cheisels has mass to do the job
and from there you can down size the tools until you find some that
wuold brake even on balsa ….. nearly :-)

one of the best site´s ..... L J …. LOL
I realy don´t know but we have alot of very fine carvers
like

http://lumberjocks.com/kolwdwrkrsgirl
http://lumberjocks.com/jordan
http://lumberjocks.com/wizzardofwood
Dillo from brassil as well
and we have Rustic who is just started out on it not so long ago
http://lumberjocks.com/Rustic

they can deffently all gives the answers you need Wayne

take care
Dennis

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WayneC

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 01:36 AM

I’m hoping some of them will wake up and pay this thread a visit. : ^ )

Figured you would be sleeping by now Dennis…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 01:53 AM

:-( no ,on evening nightshift this week
a half hour more and the bars is closed down
and I can take some sleeping with one eye closed on the sofa
the next four hours if no one phones then make the shift with the daydriver
and then minimum 6-7 seven hours of sleep ….. gonna be the hard week

Dennis

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 01:54 AM

Try here
http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-books/free-wood-carving-books.html
http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2800/2805.html
http://www.pbs.org/woodwrightsshop/video/2700/2701.html
I like the chip carving class we did it was good stuff
Stefang has a great blog on starting out

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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WayneC

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#8 posted 05-19-2011 02:00 AM

Bummer Dennis. I’m not sure if it is better to hope for calls or not.

Thanks Dave. I will check the links out.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 05-19-2011 02:13 AM

yah its money or time with my daughter in the afternoon
I know what I want but money is needed to suport the fammely

´G´night and take care
Dennis

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#10 posted 05-19-2011 02:18 AM

I get woodcarving illustrated…they have an interesting blog site also…..what I like most is they have projects for all levels and for all kinds of carvers….chip carving, hand carving, caricature….power….really a cool magazine…you can get a free issue on their website – Woodcarving Illustrated

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#11 posted 05-19-2011 02:20 AM

Wayne,
Send Dennis Zongker a message if he doesn’t see this. He is world class and published in the carving mags. He has been patient with my questions about marquetry, and I’m sure he would be helpful.

http://lumberjocks.com/DennisLeeZongker

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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WayneC

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#12 posted 05-19-2011 04:18 AM

Thanks Reggie, I signed up for the trial.

Douglas thanks for the referral, I will hit him up if he does not find the thread. How is your new plane?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 05-19-2011 04:19 AM

Sorry to hear about the leg. I have the kevlar carving glove from Woodcraft and can tell you it ROCKS! It’s kind of an open-knit design and you think at first it won’t do the job, but after a few slips I can tell you it works just fine.

Good luck!

-- John

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#14 posted 05-19-2011 04:58 AM

Here are a couple of top notch carvers among the many carvers on Ljs I would ask them about the best tools to start with.

http://lumberjocks.com/jordan
http://lumberjocks.com/mikega

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WayneC

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#15 posted 05-19-2011 06:14 AM

Thanks John I will check out the woodcraft glove. I was looking at these on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DZ02MA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Thanks Jim.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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