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#1 posted 12-04-2018 04:35 AM

One thing that I will note- if the tools are…inexpensive…there will be a fair amount of time spent on sharpening. I’d advise learning how to sharpen them really well. If and when newer, more expensive tools are purchased, that skill will be in place. And I can assure you that even experienced carvers that I know admit that they don’t really know how to sharpen their tools. Though what they really mean is “hone”. As the youngest guy in a class of people who have known each other for over 10 years, I hesitate to run a class, but I can sharpen stuff to give what a guy on line said, as he shaved his arm with a chisel, “This is what you call carver’s baldness!”.

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