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The SAK Whittling Club 34839

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #270 on: July 27, 2017, 11:41:46 PM »
Most Excellent news! Congratulations to you both  :)
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #271 on: July 31, 2017, 02:35:38 PM »
Thank you all!

As I was carving this in secret, my girlfriend said she thought I'd just completely given up on whittling!

Have a few more ideas for projects in the coming months - although carving this spoon was so enjoyable and satisfying that I might just carve another one!

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« Reply #272 on: August 01, 2017, 02:43:25 AM »
Practice makes perfect.

I cut down some blackwood trees in my yard and some of the limbs look good for spoons, though the wood is very hard I'd probably be better starting with a soft wood, gotta start somewhere!
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #273 on: August 01, 2017, 09:10:23 PM »
I originally got my Victorinox to Whittle with, but its too nice to use :)

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #274 on: September 23, 2017, 05:30:53 PM »
I went for a walk today and found a nice piece of wood carving, I don´t know who made it.
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #275 on: September 25, 2017, 04:00:17 PM »
Probably Jack O the Green - he's a crafty sprite!  :cheers: Nice find RoSchro  :salute:

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #276 on: September 26, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
I originally got my Victorinox to Whittle with, but its too nice to use :)
Perhaps, I'm oversimplifying or stereotyping but I've always thought of slip joints like Case or Schrade as whittling knives and SAKs as working/survival knives. 'Spose there's no reason you can't whittle with a SAK. Felix Immler does it all the time, I guess.


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The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #277 on: February 04, 2018, 03:17:42 AM »
Here my addition to this club, not quite done yet. Need to work on the ball some more and sand it, but fun project so far. Even though it cost me
5 stitches, had the small ballads close on me....

I modified my hiker’s cap lifter into a gouge which worked extremely well. I used the hiker for about 80% of the job. Had to use a longer gouge for when I got pretty deep with the SAK. Also tried out he buck canoe for a while, it did really well.


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« Reply #278 on: February 04, 2018, 04:18:45 AM »
Oh nice, looks like your doing good, keep us up to date!
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« Reply #279 on: February 04, 2018, 07:08:13 AM »
Wood Ambassador (scissors left uncut) carved with SAK.  The green ComTek a separate project entire.
This is so friggin cool

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« Reply #280 on: February 04, 2018, 07:12:04 AM »
Here my addition to this club, not quite done yet. Need to work on the ball some more and sand it, but fun project so far. Even though it cost me
5 stitches, had the small ballads close on me....

I modified my hiker’s cap lifter into a gouge which worked extremely well. I used the hiker for about 80% of the job. Had to use a longer gouge for when I got pretty deep with the SAK. Also tried out he buck canoe for a while, it did really well. (Image removed from quote.)


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I want to make one!
I've got a Camper on which way I sharpened the caplifter... Maybe I'll make the other changes suggested.... I need to buy some wood!

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #281 on: February 04, 2018, 11:54:36 AM »
Here my addition to this club, not quite done yet. Need to work on the ball some more and sand it, but fun project so far. Even though it cost me
5 stitches, had the small ballads close on me....

I modified my hiker’s cap lifter into a gouge which worked extremely well. I used the hiker for about 80% of the job. Had to use a longer gouge for when I got pretty deep with the SAK. Also tried out he buck canoe for a while, it did really well. (Image removed from quote.)


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I want to make one!
I've got a Camper on which way I sharpened the caplifter... Maybe I'll make the other changes suggested.... I need to buy some wood!

Yeah man go for it. I had a lot of fun doing it. Not too hard either. Use a soft wood though. I had to quit through my first attempt because I was using a wood that was much too hard.

As for the cap lifter, I grounded the side that has the slant to it, and then curved the back side of it to for  the gouge. About 20 mins with my bootleg Dremel, and periodic dipping in water. Sharpens up really nice too, hair shaving sharp.


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« Reply #282 on: February 04, 2018, 02:01:21 PM »
Great timing for this topic to show up, just read all the way through it, I've been wanting to do a simple walking stick and after posting in the111mm challenge I saw this.
Here's the pic again.

PS. Some nice work here everyone
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #284 on: February 13, 2018, 07:49:23 PM »
Who was the vandal did that?  :ahhh

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #285 on: February 13, 2018, 07:52:12 PM »
Kilroy most likely  :D He was there.
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« Reply #286 on: February 14, 2018, 12:08:13 AM »
Oddly I was thinking earlier today of my school days and carrying a pocket knife, those poor desks :whistle:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #287 on: February 14, 2018, 12:19:45 AM »
I should do this. We live in a redwood forest. Unlimited material to practice on every time the wind blows.

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« Reply #288 on: February 14, 2018, 02:32:52 AM »
Decided to do a man craft yesterday, and did some whittling with the Hunter XT and the Ranger :cheers:

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« Reply #289 on: February 14, 2018, 09:28:32 AM »
nice work

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« Reply #290 on: February 14, 2018, 11:18:56 AM »
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #291 on: February 14, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »
Decided to do a man craft yesterday, and did some whittling with the Hunter XT and the Ranger :cheers:
:like: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #292 on: February 14, 2018, 10:36:37 PM »
Decided to do a man craft yesterday, and did some whittling with the Hunter XT and the Ranger :cheers:
:like: :cheers: :cheers:
nice work

Thanks guys! :hatsoff:

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« Reply #293 on: February 15, 2018, 04:24:48 AM »
Some random pics, all done with my Whittling Cadet which needs a polishing up soon 

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« Reply #294 on: February 15, 2018, 12:51:37 PM »
Some random pics, all done with my Whittling Cadet which needs a polishing up soon
Nice pics stoneshank! :like: :tu: :tu:
That is a lot of whittling time!
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« Reply #295 on: February 16, 2018, 01:03:00 AM »
Some random pics, all done with my Whittling Cadet which needs a polishing up soon
Nice pics stoneshank! :like: :tu: :tu:
That is a lot of whittling time!
Yeah, you can appreciate the time spent I see !

I used to work as a relearning slow learning furniture carpenter and we were blessed with one boss that knew all about antique restoration (beside the point).

 She used to get all riled up when we started sanding something, out of habit. Trying to make us understand that if the material was properly planed then the surface was already smooth as the fibers were cut and when we started sanding we only made it worse by rubbing the fiber ends up.

Moral of the story, I guess, is that I -try- to cut like that now.

It's it good enough? Not perhaps, but it doesn't need to. I'm just trying to learn how to really understand how the wood grain "moves" so I always cut them instead of breaking off pieces, no matter how small.

I don't mean to sound to pompous as I might seem btw.

It just made me happy to see someone else appreciate how much time it really takes. I'm usually listening to podcasts meanwhile and all of a sudden four, five, six hours has passed when I'm done.

Usually the end result looks like an infant's drawing but that is fine. I still feel relaxed and feel how I've heard people who meditate say they feel. If I end up with something worth giving away in the ends, then it's a bonus!

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #296 on: February 16, 2018, 04:40:21 AM »
Wow! A lot of work! Really like what have you done! I can't do anything, only a time a tried to whittling something, and the result was similar to a primitive vodoo doll  :ahhh  :D
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #297 on: February 16, 2018, 09:36:11 AM »
[...]

 She used to get all riled up when we started sanding something, out of habit. Trying to make us understand that if the material was properly planed then the surface was already smooth as the fibers were cut and when we started sanding we only made it worse by rubbing the fiber ends up.

Moral of the story, I guess, is that I -try- to cut like that now.

[...]

I've always (since I was a kid) preferred the surface finish of properly cut wood over sanded wood, so reading this actually made me happy.  “I'm not alone!”  :woohoo:
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« Reply #298 on: February 16, 2018, 01:27:02 PM »
I still feel relaxed and feel how I've heard people who meditate say they feel. If I end up with something worth giving away in the ends, then it's a bonus!

I definitely can appreciate the patience it takes, and the extra benefit is that is is very therapeutic and gets your mind off of everything else so that you can relax. And it is therapeutic for others that can appreciate what you do.

I have played music professionally for over 40 years and playing music does for me what whittling does for you.

It is great to be doing something you really love to do. It helps keep you healthy.
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« Reply #299 on: February 16, 2018, 01:32:47 PM »
Awesome whittlin' Stoneshank!

 

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