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Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

I've been carving for a very short time, and I'm very new to the hobby.

I work full time on 3rd shift as a security officer. The site that I'm at is extremely slow during this time. Some officers choose to watch movies, some officers choose to read. I've tried both, and find it very difficult to keep my eyes open toward the end of the shift.

Initially, I wanted to carve a walking stick... So I began watching YouTube videos and reading articles on how some people make walking sticks out of all sorts of materials, and add some pretty cool customizations. I had plenty of pocket knives and I can always find a decent stick on the ground, so it seemed that it would be a very easy task!

Well, in the recent two months, I've only ever tried to make one walking stick, and it turns out that piece of wood was infested in termites! So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some carving wood, and that's when I fell in love with cutting wood.

The first thing that I whittled was an egg. I started with a 2x2x3 block of Balsa wood. I ended up with a very crude oval that was about an inch tall... The egg was a failure, but I learned a bit about cutting wood. I carved another egg out of basswood for Easter, for my daughter, and that egg turned out much better.

I'm always looking for a challenge. I live in an apartment, so doing any type of woodworking is a challenge. You can bet I'll be looking for a place, with a garage, to move into once my lease is up!

-- Master Amateur Whittler,

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