Wood carving knives

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I just spent the last 2 weeks making these knives for a knife show that was held on 7 Dec. But with 6 to 8” of snow and less then 10 deg outside I had forgo the event. Oh well at least I wont have to make any more for awhile now.

-- Richard

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#1 posted 12-10-2013 09:36 PM

Great looking assortment of shapes—all look like they’d do a very nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 12-10-2013 09:38 PM

Send as Christmas gifts to all your LJ Buds…

Sorry to hear you couldn’t Go to your show – Bummer

Nice Looking knives

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 09:59 PM

They look great.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 10:48 PM

They look wonderful.
So many beautiful shapes there.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 12-11-2013 12:34 AM

Wow you have been very very busy… I like the various blade shapes. Sweeeet !!!!

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#6 posted 12-11-2013 02:02 AM

May I ask what you used for blades?


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#7 posted 12-11-2013 10:06 AM

I’ve made many of projects, but never any carvings. Your display of knives makes me wanna give it a go.

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#8 posted 12-11-2013 04:18 PM

Planeman: I use L-6 for most of the small blades. For the larger ones I use O-1.

-- Richard

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#9 posted 12-11-2013 04:52 PM

That’s a great collection of knives that you have made their. I’ve only made a couple of knives and would love to get more into it. It’s just real hard to find the time to do all you want to do.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 11:21 PM

Way back when I was still gunsmithing, I made a set of carving tools for working on stock and inletting stocks, stuff like that. I made the handles from dowels, blades came from worn out hack saw blades, and mounted the blades using acroglass bedding compound. I still have, and use several of them in several shapes, some for grooving, some for plain carving and so forth, I used to just knock one out for a project I was working on and needed to have a blade just right to carve out a groove. Those do look great though, perhaps you can sell some on Ebay, that’s where I get stuff for my other hobby, building, and rebuilding computers, and now days working on laptops, as most folk don’t war to dig into a laptop because of the problem of getting to the motherboard, or even hard drive on a lot of models.

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#11 posted 12-16-2014 03:14 AM

Would you consider selling me any or making me a set?!?

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#12 posted 12-19-2014 07:56 PM

Hey, TinyBoWLs, They are all for sale. Just drop me a e-mail and we can talk about them.

-- Richard

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#13 posted 12-19-2014 08:13 PM

Zwwizard, I bought those blades you recommended and made me a set of six carving knives using Cocobolo for the handles. I polished the blades to a mirror finish and sharpened them until they are razor sharp. I’m now working on a series of figure carvings. I also made a full set of carving gouges, a total of 62, of which 31 are socket type gouges and the other 31 are tang type. The socket gouges are finished (used Purpleheart for the handles). The smaller tang type gouges have the blades finished, polished and sharpened, but I still need to make the handles. Its fun to use tools you have made!

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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