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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.

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Whittlins

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by Floyd Jester Apr 2. 50 Replies

If you enjoy whittlin and carving, why not show some of your work. Post your pics here...Continue

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

Started by J.J. Smith III. Last reply by Tom Peterson Dec 20, 2018. 35 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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Stocking Stuffers

Started by Old Guy. Last reply by Old Guy Dec 18, 2018. 4 Replies

I added the owl and ball in a box along with whatever that thing is on the right for Christmas stocking stuffers for my youngest granddaughter. I cleaned up the owl's eyes and under the beak before…Continue

Ivy for whittling?

Started by John Bamford. Last reply by John Bamford Apr 14, 2018. 10 Replies

Some years ago, around 20 at a guess, I carved a letter opener out of a piece of ivy. The blade was in the shape of a Javanese Kris, something like the one below in general shape.…Continue

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WIZARD Don Stephenson

                       The creative and imaginative mind of Don Stephenson makes him a “Wizard” as a versatile artist.  His drawings with pencil/ink on paper, wood burning on wood, carving in wood and as comic book creator with art and written story telling are only surpassed by the generosity of his spirit.  The publication of his first […]

WHITTLE DOODLE ~ Buckeye Round Up

             The photo journey below around the two-inch square friendship cane carved segment is a Whittle Doodle carved for the Buckeye Round Up on July 24, 25, 26, and 27,2019. The Friendship cane is made up of numerous segments carved by many of the instructors at the Round Up held at Poor Farmers […]

WHITTLE-CARVING TUTORIAL

The Wood Bee Carver has practiced his motto “Would be carvers would be carvers if they would carve wood,” as a way of living out the journey of woodcarving both as a personal pursuit and as an encouragement to others.  The basic meaning of this motto is “we learn by doing and the more we […]

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Comment by dead_left_knife_guy on December 20, 2015 at 20:58

Hello, y'all...

I'm signed up for a Scandinavian flat plane figure carving class in February.  I'm pretty new to carving & still quite inexperienced.  I'm rather unfamiliar with this style of carving (not that I'm terribly familiar with any style of carving), & I plan to pick up a book or video or both in advance of the class.

However, it seems prudent also to inquire with the whittlers & carvers here about knives & other tools or equipment I might need for the course.  I have a few carving knives already, along with some basic stropping stuff (really basic -- think Flexcut intro sets).  And if there's a brand of stropping compound (& colors) you'd recommend, I'd love to hear about them.

The instructor will have knives for sale at the class, but my hope is that I'll be able to use what I already have.

Thanks in advance!  -- DLKG

Comment by J.J. Smith III on December 20, 2015 at 18:45

Working on a couple of pit projects,  John.   Been looking for the "Right" ones to carve.

Asked Santa for the SMKW/CASE whittling knife, for Christmas, keeping my fingers crossed...

Comment by john garcia on December 20, 2015 at 14:46
Hi everyone, has anyone done any whittling or bought a new knife for whittling?
Comment by Michael Squier on June 4, 2015 at 20:47

I hear you guys but I already have so many collector knives and I bought these with the intention of using them, im sure the Warren tool co people meant them to be used, maybe. No plans on selling so many years from now the use will add to the sentimental value I hope.  

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 4, 2015 at 19:38

Rons got a point there.  I've only fantasized about finding a set like these.  Only ever seen singles whenever I do see them.

Comment by Ron Cooper on June 4, 2015 at 13:02

This is strictly my opinion, but...

Since there were only *1500 of these sets made for Warren Tool Co. in 1982, I personally would not sharpen them. These sets are becoming harder and harder to find, and their value just keeps going up and up! With all the other available options for whittling, I would just tuck these away some place and forget about them for a decade or two.

But, hey! That just one old guy's opinion. They're yours to do with as you see fit. And, if you do decide to sharpen and use them, then, I would agree with what J.J. has suggested, I would go for a flat grind. I believe that would probably be your best bet.

*I have also read that there were 2000 of these sets made. Regardless, they are fast becoming extinct.

 

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 4, 2015 at 12:35

Depends on what type of wood you carve, Michael.  I like mine with a closer to original edge to a slightly convex grind.  If you use softer woods, a flat grind, especially on the detail knife, should do the trick.

Comment by Michael Squier on June 4, 2015 at 8:35

Thanks, I never thought I would find a set of these for a resonable price, had to jump on it when I saw them. They cleaned up nice, never used and just a bot of staining on the carbon blade from being in the box, but that wont hurt there usefullness. I rubbed mineral oil into the rosewood and have neen fondling them all morning. 

Now a question for real carvers about sharpening. The edge feels sharp but carves like its dull and almost burnishes the wood. My swiss army knife cuts better. what kind of edge do you suggest I put on it? Just hone the factory edge or give it a sharper amgle or maybe a flat grind? any suggestions? 

Comment by J.J. Smith III on June 3, 2015 at 21:02

thats a grest find, Michael.

Comment by Jan Carter on June 3, 2015 at 18:17

That truly is an unusual set,  Congrats!

 
 
 

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