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wood carving
Posted by: pbarra1
Date: June 03, 2013 10:50AM
One of my teaching colleagues is due to retire at the end of the current school year. He likes to carve hand sized models of birds. We all wanted to chip in and get him the best quality carving tools we can but don't know what to get. Any advice? TIA
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Re: wood carving
Posted by: Bo
Date: June 03, 2013 10:58AM
I do a fair amount of woodworking but don't have specific knowledge of carving. I do know this local (to me) store sells some very high quality gouges and such. They are also very helpful and it might be worth perusing the site and/or giving them a call.

[www.japanwoodworker.com]



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Re: wood carving
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 03, 2013 11:12AM
I'm not familiar with the current crop of master carver type tools, but I would caution that there are several basic styles of tools, mostly involving the handle design (long or palm) and carving styles. You'll need to do a little research to find out what sort of carving style he prefers.

Or a gift cert to a woodworker's supply house might be the best alternative ?
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Re: wood carving
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: June 03, 2013 12:27PM
Just a daffy suggestion- these kinds of tools are a personal preference. I once had a boss who liked to carve ducks. Decoy ducks, to be exact. He wasn't a hunter; he just liked ducks. One of his favorite tools was a rigging knife- a most un-ducklike tool. (This rigging knife had a concave blade and a marlinspike at the other end.)
There was a little bit of a documentary, (CBS Sunday Morning?), about a carver a few years back; he created dioramas for his birds, dioramas straight out of Audubon's book.
Perhaps a really good book about ducks would do?

Eustace
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Re: wood carving
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 03, 2013 12:30PM
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cbelt3
Or a gift cert to a woodworker's supply house might be the best alternative ?

This would be what I would want.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: wood carving
Posted by: billb
Date: June 03, 2013 12:30PM
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Re: wood carving
Posted by: lost in space
Date: June 03, 2013 01:13PM
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Speedy
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cbelt3
Or a gift cert to a woodworker's supply house might be the best alternative ?

This would be what I would want.

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Re: wood carving
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: June 03, 2013 04:14PM
Hey, if he can carve me a 6 foot Tiki god on a dead 8 foot section of planted Palm tree, I will provide three days of room and board about a block from the Atlantic . . . cool smiley



Bill
Flagler Beach, FL 32136

Carpe Vino!

Fermentation may have been a greater discovery than fire.
— David Rains Wallace
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