HTT007 – Getting Started with Carving

On today’s show, I discuss intermediate projects, workbench designs, cutting up wide lumber, sharpening saws for different woods, and getting started with carving.

From the Shop

  • It’s still all hands on deck working on the new log cabin (and will be for the next few months at least).
  • I got some new hook knife blades from Del Stubbs at Pinewood Forge and they’re waiting for handles.

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  • William Elliott had some feedback on power tools in the hand tool shop from episode 3.

The Mailbox

  • Ken is looking for intermediate level projects, fundamental hand tool skills, and hand tool woodworking books.
  • Archie wants to know if I’m still using the Nicholson style workbench.
  • Ed has a question about cutting up really wide boards for smaller woodworking projects.
  • Tim wants to know about sharpening rip saws differently for softwoods and hardwoods.

Main Topic

Today’s main topic is tips for getting started with carving.

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