I have made a lot of chips since then, added to my tools, read everything I could get my hands on. I watched videos, and more videos on you tube. Best of all I only cut myself once. Carving is something I have always wanted to try and I am glad I did because I find it something new and creative to challenge me. Lots of little ornaments have been made for the practice I desperately need and most were given away, the latest ornament is in Picture #4, my first ever carving is picture #5 Comments?