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The SAK Whittling Club 41733

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #600 on: November 04, 2018, 05:46:33 PM »

Good movie, great free hand for sure!  :like:
You are doing very well.  :hatsoff:

 :iagree:
next up, the nuns! :D
The nuns...oh boy...and do you have a favorite? The one with the rocket launcher, or.... :dunno:

all good, just different  ;)

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #601 on: November 05, 2018, 03:46:52 AM »
Thank you, these tips are actually really helpful. :cheers:

The elephant is a gift for my gf, when i see her, if she likes it, I will post a pic
Yesterday in the meanwhile I tried to go “free hand” and I did this 47 from “hitman”. That’s pine and not basswood. I didn’t notice much of a difference. It just seemed to have more knots. I still have to understand a lot of things, as you can see
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I reckon she's going to be very happy with her Elephant  :tu:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #602 on: November 05, 2018, 05:39:04 AM »
I think I've done enough with this little bear. I could give him some v-cuts for fur, but the wood grain kind of looks like fur anyway. I'm pretty happy as a first attempt

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #603 on: November 05, 2018, 09:06:02 AM »
:SAKnight: This is interesting. A Hiker SAK, Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book and a pair of Level 5 gloves (gloves optional, but HIGHLY recommend for me) is it and bingo let the fun (or hilarious mistakes) begin?

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #604 on: November 05, 2018, 09:20:43 AM »
Thank you everyone.  :cheers:

(gloves optional, but HIGHLY recommend for me)
I couldn't agree more. I would be at the hospital probably if i didn't use them.  :D
First of all, without them, it's much more painful, for me, to push the blade through the wood after whittling for long. But the most important thing is, of course, the protection from cuts. Yesterday i was using the large blade and i can't remember how but it closed really hard clapping my fingers. My gloves have a kind of gummy cut-resistent coat, well, the blade cut it but didn't cut the whole glove. I guess without them now i would have, at least, stitches on my fingers.   
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #605 on: November 05, 2018, 09:50:31 AM »
 :SAKnight: I will have to seek guidance from a 'higher authority' about spending some money and joining in the fun whittling. She's asleep right now and if have fresh coffee ready for when she wakes I might stand a chance. If not, it will have to wait a bit, but I will join in with the SAK Whittling Club.

Most of the wood around here is mesquite, so I will have to start harvesting some pieces and leave them laying around the house.  >:D

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #606 on: November 05, 2018, 10:07:21 AM »
:SAKnight: I will have to seek guidance from a 'higher authority' about spending some money and joining in the fun whittling. She's asleep right now and if have fresh coffee ready for when she wakes I might stand a chance. If not, it will have to wait a bit, but I will join in with the SAK Whittling Club.

Most of the wood around here is mesquite, so I will have to start harvesting some pieces and leave them laying around the house.  >:D

That seems a good plan  ;)  :salute:
I don't know mesquite that well, but seems quite an hard wood. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janka_hardness_test
i bought a 5x5x100cm stick of pine or similar for 1,5$. Here basswood is difficult to find, they only sell a 8x8x12cm block for 5$.
I am using a tinker at the moment but i will buy a recruit today, because of the flat back, and i will cut off the keychain ring holder (it's the most annoying thing to me, it's right behind the small blade and pushes against my thumb). I would love to use a 93 alox but none has a small blade (apart from the settler, but i have none).
 :cheers:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #607 on: November 05, 2018, 01:25:54 PM »
 :SAKnight: Such a push over, I just had to ply her with some fresh coffee AND then I had to get on my knees and 'sit up' like a dog and beg pitifully! IT WORKED. Order placed and I should have a new SAK Hiker, SAK Whittling book, protective gloves and a few pieces of basswood to get me started. I will have to start harvesting some mesquite and give it time of dry. I guess I don't need to resort to such a lowly tactic as leaving fresh cut mesquite pieces all over the house!   >:D Not that I would ever do such a thing. >:D

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #608 on: November 05, 2018, 02:33:52 PM »
 :rofl:
Glad it worked out!
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #609 on: November 05, 2018, 09:59:18 PM »
I just finished my whittling knife.  :ahhh
i bought a recruit, i cut out the keyring ring, i cut the main blade to make it short and pointy and then i made some thick wooden scales to have better grip. I will let you know how it works
 :cheers:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #610 on: November 05, 2018, 10:16:11 PM »
I just finished my whittling knife.  :ahhh
i bought a recruit, i cut out the keyring ring, i cut the main blade to make it short and pointy and then i made some thick wooden scales to have better grip. I will let you know how it works
 :cheers:
Very nice :tu:
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #611 on: November 05, 2018, 10:36:05 PM »
Cool
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #612 on: November 05, 2018, 11:05:14 PM »
I just finished my whittling knife.  :ahhh
i bought a recruit, i cut out the keyring ring, i cut the main blade to make it short and pointy and then i made some thick wooden scales to have better grip. I will let you know how it works
 :cheers:
:tu:
Looking forward to seeing not only how the knife works for you, but also the art the you craft with it.

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #613 on: November 06, 2018, 12:18:51 AM »
 :iagree:  nice job on the knife ghiekorg  :cheers: :like:

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #614 on: November 06, 2018, 04:15:28 AM »
Here is the first whittling using the new knife. The new blade is really amazing, much better that the spear point one. I can cut more precisely and deep. It also feels really good in my hand.
:cheers:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #615 on: November 06, 2018, 06:35:47 AM »
 :2tu::   :like:   :2tu:

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #616 on: November 06, 2018, 12:02:14 PM »
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #617 on: November 06, 2018, 12:27:51 PM »
Nice work ghiekorg  :like: :tu:

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #618 on: November 06, 2018, 01:23:00 PM »
 :iagree: :like:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #619 on: November 06, 2018, 02:49:31 PM »
Thank you everyone  :cheers:  :SAKnight: :drink:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #620 on: November 07, 2018, 12:21:51 AM »
My order has arrived. YEAH! :woohoo: Now I need to start with some reading and getting ready to put knowledge into practical application.


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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #621 on: November 07, 2018, 05:11:46 AM »
Excellent and congratulations on your kit!  :cheers:
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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #622 on: November 07, 2018, 12:22:31 PM »
Nice one Grandpa  :like: :tu:

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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #623 on: November 09, 2018, 01:02:34 AM »
So I have started working on my first project. I have asked 'CINCHOME' (Commander in Charge, Home a.k.a. WIFE) if we had a brown sheet and a brown towel that was extra. Why? of course was the expected response and I had prepared for this mission. I explain how placing a towel over the bottom half of my chair with the excess material covering the floor at my feet could catch any lose flying pieces that might escape the towel on my lap. She of course agreed with this, as it would mean 'no mess on HER carpet'. So I did some whittling last night, just a bit to get started. I learned that I needed an apron. So today I was in the process of tying ...



when she came home. And of course I got the usual 'what are you doing now' quizzical look and verbal question. So I showed her and then had her take this photo...



while she was taking hold of the camera she made a comment "After watching you last night I was going to get you an apron. I guess I don't have to ask if you would like the one I saw today with flowers on it."    :woohoo: No need for the flowery apron. Disaster averted.


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Re: The SAK Whittling Club
« Reply #624 on: November 09, 2018, 02:32:54 AM »
Smart, I was going to put a 5gal bucket and just whittle over that, but now saying about the apron I can just use my bbq one so everything just slides down and into the bucket!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR



 

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