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Forum topic by Don W posted 07-28-2018 08:17 PM 10844 views 1 time favorited 204 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don W

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07-28-2018 08:17 PM

It’s been a while since I started a new thread, and since I started down this carving path, let talk hatches and adzes and gouges and hooked knives.

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.


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#1 posted 07-28-2018 08:19 PM

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#2 posted 07-28-2018 08:28 PM

So carving tools or carvings of your dreams or both?

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 07-28-2018 08:30 PM



So carving tools or carvings of your dreams or both?

- Combo Prof

Both of course!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#4 posted 07-29-2018 04:19 PM

I love making my own carving tools. Here is a link to my projects where photos and descriptions of the tools are located. http://lumberjocks.com/Planeman40/projects

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

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#5 posted 07-29-2018 07:42 PM

Whoa planeman. Your shop made chisels are givin me some serious thought to trying that for myself.

I would love a full set of carving chisels like that. Im very tempted.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 07-29-2018 11:56 PM

Be prepared for a lot of hand work, grinding, sharpening and polishing. Also, take a look at the wood lathe “duplicator” I made from ShopNotes just to turn the handles. If you are going to do 62 chisels like I did, you are going to want one. Note in my write-up on the Lumberjocks chisel photo pages I reference where to get the ROUGH hand-forged irons. They are from the best forge in a Chinese city renown for centuries as the center of wood carving. My attitude was if the Chinese could carve Rosewood as they love to do, they must be using good chisels as carving Rosewood is about the same as carving a brick. The rough chisel forgings cost me around $150 for all of them.

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

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#7 posted 07-30-2018 12:15 AM

That’s amazing planeman. That’s very tempting indeed

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 07-31-2018 12:33 PM

This could be interesting. Thanks for starting it Don.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#9 posted 07-31-2018 01:09 PM

I’m currently in the process of finishing the Jailers keys project you can see in the photo below. I started it ages ago and then go bored with it, so it sat on the shelf. It is a bit further forward than the photo shows now. I’m on the last key, so after that there is a bit of work to do on the ring and then some general clean up and it will be complete.

Carving Projects

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#10 posted 07-31-2018 03:25 PM

I have more tools then I need
But I love my carving tools most of all
And more of them then I need too!

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#11 posted 07-31-2018 03:27 PM

Ok
This is what a nice piece of wood can look like with a little carvin

Go Hawks !!!!!!

Or these ?

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#12 posted 07-31-2018 03:42 PM

Can anyone recommend a good micro set? The celtic weave i did recently could have really used some lil baby tools. I picked up a stainless steel set from Lee Valley and i bent the first one i used like a taco in under 30 second. I guess ya get what ya pay for, and $15 wasnt nearly enough.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#13 posted 07-31-2018 06:32 PM

I have a set of Dockyard micro gouges (Sculpture set) that I use all the time. I got them from Woodcraft several years ago.

Very nice stylized birds!

Claude

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#14 posted 07-31-2018 07:57 PM

Ew ew ew, I want to play. I haven’t used these at all… yet. But I bought this set off craigslist for $35. Yes, I suck.

And here is a set of chip carvers I made for a swap last year.

Click for details

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#15 posted 07-31-2018 10:46 PM

ok Todd. That’s just mean!!

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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