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#1 posted 03-08-2021 03:53 PM

As in other human activities (camping, sports) the tools & equipment for carving have become very specialized to the tasks. Most carvers have given up X-Acto knives long ago. The finger tightened collets cannot hold up to the forces applied, so they turn and the blade slips. I strongly recommend that you shop for fixed blade knives, perhaps even those used by Pacific NW “First Nations” carvers. They’ve had thousands of years to perfect their knives.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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