...All going well, then.......my super tinker bit me......and I'm still bleeding now I'm not giving up though so count me in!
I've been reading this thread, which I really shouldn't have. All of you are evil ! I just ordered the book from Amazon, and the local Target has Recruits in stock. Another excuse for a new SAK......
I call it the pseudo-spoon, which was made entirely with the BHK patch-knife shown.
After that I switched to using the SAK and mainly made (poorly ) little animals out of balsa.
Quote from: Thisjk38 on April 16, 2012, 09:24:08 PMI looked through the book but couldn't find anything. Is there a page number?It wasn't the book I thought. It is on Pg. 2 of Whittling Twigs and Branches, which is available in the free sample.Sorry for the bad reference.
I looked through the book but couldn't find anything. Is there a page number?
Thisjk38: I think it would work well. But it'd be a bit of a shame to take the file to a collectible knife. (I don't think those are produced any more, right?)Also, the grid pattern on the Alox might get abrasive to your hand after a while. Especially when you're in the material removal phase of a project.
Quote from: JDO330 on April 16, 2012, 11:17:19 PM...All going well, then.......my super tinker bit me......and I'm still bleeding now I'm not giving up though so count me in!Yikes, sorry to hear that, Jon.A tip in one of the books is to wear a glove in the hand that holds the workpiece, and at least wrap the thumb of the carving hand in some duct tape. First layer goes inside out, so you don't end up with the tape glue on your thumb. Next layer goes sticky side down.Well better luck tomorrow.
This thread just reminded me I always wanted to carve the chain out of a hunk of wood, where the links are connected and free moving, all from one piece of wood. My grandparents had a long one hanging in their cabin, I always wanted to figure out how to make one.
What kind of wood is best for beginners?
I am currenty whittling with the small blade (unmodified) on the Spartan and i want to have a woodsaw and get rid of the corkscrew bugging
So I am between a hiker and a harvester (have a soft spot for the alox SAKs) do you think that I will be able to get the pruning blade modded as easily as the small blade?
Which of the 2 do you think is the best choice?
I reckon something like pine is pretty good as its nice and soft.
Personally, I don't consider the electrician blade a good option for carving...although it could be used. I has the single-sided grind like a gardener...unlike the pruning blade which has a thinner symmetrical grind like a pen blade.You won't be able to "wharnecliffe" the pruning blade because the nail nick is too close to the end. There's not enough room to taper the spine down into a point. The best you'd be able to do is straighten the edge into a psuedo sheepsfoot.The checkering on alox scales is not very aggressive. I don't experience problems with extended handling.
Hey Smaug do you have a pic of how your smelly blade came out?