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Whittling / Carving knives

For those who like to carv/whittle something. We will talk about all knife types for whittling, about types of wood and types of whittling.

If you just collect a Whittler knives, you are also invited!

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Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by Floyd Jester Feb 10. 8 Replies

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Oar Carving Knife / Single Locker (modified Queen Cutlery 41-L, Copperhead)

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by Floyd Jester Feb 9. 19 Replies

   Kaylin and I went to the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club, annual show, this past weekend, and I was fortunate to see Robert Stadtlander, from Stadtlander Woodcarvings.  I was hoping to find an…Continue

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Whittling Twigs and Branches

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by Jan Carter Jul 17, 2015. 20 Replies

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Willow Whistle

Started by D ale. Last reply by D ale Jul 2, 2015. 23 Replies

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Miami Valley Woodcarving Show is located in the Christ United Methodist church, 700 S. Marshall Road, Middletown, OH (corner of Grand Ave and Marshall Road).  March 3 and 4, 2018.


The WOOD BEE CARVER is primarily a knife carver who is continuously experimenting with blade designs to help in the Whittle-Carving process.    The ZIG ZAG blade design has three major cutting edges as illustrated in the two photos below. The longer curved cutting edge labeled “A” is the major cutting edge that is used […]


“Santa Warming Feet at Stove” is a Floyd Rhadigan rough out.  Floyd comes up with some of the neatest carving ideas to be available in his rough out selections.  Even though the WOOD BEE CARVER likes to carve from a square block of basswood, yet on occasion a rough out will become a challenging carving […]

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Comment by D ale 5 minutes ago

I feel the same way about certain models .. one manufacturer just excels. Others do a "good" job ..but.. one excels. I like lock-back whittlers ..but.. I've seen some ugly ones too.

Comment by J.J. Smith III 2 minutes ago

It may be the "Knife Guy" in me, but they're downright ugly.

Comment by Jan Carter 5 minutes ago


I agree on the Flexcut, just ugly.  Hey I know where there is a 2 blade that has been used and could take a trip to SC and back !

Comment by J.J. Smith III 16 minutes ago

I'm sure it's not an unreasonable figure, Dale, but I'm just relaying information.

I'm not sure what the relationship was between Stadtlander and Queen.  I do know that the Oar Carver's filled a void between Carver's that liked to carve with a pocket knife as opposed to a regular carving knife.   Flexcut knives are an option, but I simply hate them.

It may be the "Knife Guy" in me, but they're downright ugly.

Comment by J.J. Smith III 23 minutes ago

This one probably won't get much use, Ron.  I use one of the single lockers (because I have 2) and it's sweet.  If I ever get the opportunity to find another version II, I'll jump on it and give it a whirl.

Still, the seahorse is my go to knife, for carving.

Comment by D ale 50 minutes ago

Thanks JJ.


I also contacted A.G. Russell's firm & made them aware of the situation. I've seen similar (single-blade models) go through A.G.s inventory over the years. i.e. he already has a manufacturer tooled up & ready to go. The ramp up time might be long w/o commitments similar to those of his current quote. i.e. 500 pcs min & 5K set up fees.
Frankly .. having worked in the steel fab industry .. those are not bad terms. For instance .. fabricating an "Oar Version II" would require a minimum of 4 sets of tooling .. 1 for each blade .. 1 for the frame .. 1 for the back-spring. So the setup fee is distributed among 4 different sets of tooling operations. Further .. no one's going schedule press time ..&.. only run 100 parts. I just don't see that happening. Running the parts could take a whopping 12 minutes ..BUT.. that press-line is down for 3 hrs. Setting up the new die. Changing out the material. Setting up the material feed system. Alignment of everything as an interactive system. That's an hr & 15 minutes .. easy. Same thing on the other side .. removal of die & material & prep for a new run of .. something/anything. And .. that leaves up to 30 min run time to punch out the required blanks.
Then there's grinding & tempering of the blades .. assembly .. etc ...............
SO0oo .. 500 parts min & 5K set-up fees is really not that bad. Hopefully .. he could get some decent terms i.e. 1/3 up-fnt .. 1/3 upon completion of some pre-agreed upon production steps (often half way ..but.. define "half-way") .. the final 1/3 upon completion, delivery, & QC acceptance.

Comment by Ron Cooper 1 hour ago

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Knowing how you're a fan of the Seahorse, as I am, how does this beauty feel in your hand when using the big Wharnie blade? Like you, I also like the way the Seahorse blade is angled. I also like the way the Seahorse handle is tapered. 

I suppose it's kind of an apples-oranges comparison, but how does this straight-angle, canoe-handled, Oar Carver feel compared to the off-angle, curve-tapered, Case Seahorse handle? 

Regardless of your answer, I know those pits in your neighborhood are quivering in terror! That's certainly a right-sharp looking Queen beauty ya got there, my friend!

Comment by J.J. Smith III 3 hours ago

I did get a chance, Jan.

I passed Dales's suggestion to check with AG Russell,  though he's not having any luck elsewhere.

He did say someone had said that they could do one, with a commitment to buy 500, outright, and with a $5,000.00 set up fee.

Comment by Jan Carter 6 hours ago

JJ did you get a chance to speak with Robert?  Is he having any luck finding a builder?

Comment by J.J. Smith III 7 hours ago

I was indeed lucky, Jan.

If I would have been 2 minutes later, it would have been gone.  

Comment by Jan Carter 8 hours ago

oooowhee! Now that is a pretty carver!  Congrats!


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