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Blog series by Michael Anthony Zelonis updated 12-09-2014 01:19 PM 3 parts 4081 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Boy's carving kit #1:

11-17-2014 07:46 AM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 2 comments »

The folks I am making the table for have two boys around the ages of 7-9 yrs. Their mom told me they are constantly swiping her paring and small steak knives to carve wood they find on their property. They are both inquisitive and artistic and are fascinated with my work. So with parental permission I am making this carving kit. Two beginner knives I got at the Greenville, SC. show, along with silica carbide powder for stropping, and Vetwrap tape for their thumbs. I made the strop, and the co...

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Part 2: Boy's carving kit #2:

12-02-2014 10:50 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 0 comments »

Further along now. Spalted maple accents around lid, hinge screw backings and rare earth magnet anchor spots done, insetting the hinges. Maybe tomorrow the finish will start to go on…..

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Part 3: Boy's carving kit #3

12-09-2014 01:19 PM by Michael Anthony Zelonis | 3 comments »

Carving kit is done, carving blocks cut (not shown), basswood, butternut, and paulonia. now searching for a good beginners carving book.

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