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Putting Together a Carving/Whittling toolkit for a Gift

by Lemongrasspicker
posted 02-12-2017 06:57 PM


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mpounders

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 04:34 AM

Pinewood Forge makes a great hook knife for carving spoons and has other knives also. They even sell a spoon carving combo, with both knives, instructions and several spoon blanks for about $128. But be aware that there is generally a 2 month wait for these great knives.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 05:49 PM

This is a set I started with quite a few years ago, and I still use every one of them today.
http://www.flexcut.com/fr310-beginners-palm-set/

There are literally dozens of great carving knives available. I bought this one when I started carving, and still use it.
http://www.flexcut.com/kn13-detail-knife/

These tools are carving sharp right out of the box, but he’ll need something to keep them sharp. This is a good general sharpening aid.
http://www.flexcut.com/pw12-flexcut-slipstrop/

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Flexcut – just a satisfied customer. I also own other brands of gouges and knives. Carving tools are like potato chips: you can’t have just one…

...and for a final idea, get him one of these or something similar to pick up the wood chips:
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/appliances/best-handheld-vacuum/a29318/dirt-devil-classic-100-handheld-vacuum-158/
Claude

-- https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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them700project

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 07:03 PM

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 01:05 AM

There are different approaches to carving. It can be done with a knife (whittling), a chip carving , with a knife, carving with gouges and mallet ,carving /grinding with a rotary tool, power carving with a reciprocating tool (Mastercarver or Foredom), and carving using a chain saw.

-- No PHD just a DD214

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