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Whittling set

Post by Bsda » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:16 pm

Hi my name is Brittany and im new to this forum, im fairly new in the whittling world, but have woodworking experience. I was handed down my great grandfathers whittlers set and would apprieciate some outlook....have any of you seen a set like this before? Its over 100 yrs old and still works like a charm!
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Post by doglegg » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:42 pm

Well welcome to AAPK Brittany, glad to have you. Your great grandfather certainly had a nice set. Do you have any thing that he carved? Are you at present carving anything? Hope to see your work and proud for you to have your grandfathers tools. ::nod:: ::nod:: ::tu:: ::tu::

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Post by tongueriver » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:19 pm

Welcome! Hope to see you carve, and for Goodness Sake do not sell Grampa's carving tools!

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Re: Whittling set

Post by Quick Steel » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:45 pm

Welcome aboard Brittany. ::handshake:: Looking forward to seeing any tools, carvings, or knives you may care to post.

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Post by OLDE CUTLER » Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:55 am

Welcome to AAPK ::welcome:: ::welcome:: . The old woodworking tools and carving sets have the best steel in them. They will take an edge like a razor. Hope to see more of your work.
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Re: Whittling set

Post by Borre1985 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:01 pm

Welcome, Brittany! I'm new too. Is it possible to rely on this article? Can someone from experienced tell me which set to buy?

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Re: Whittling set

Post by Mr. Chips » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:41 am

Borre1985 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Welcome, Brittany! I'm new too. Is it possible to rely on this article? Can someone from experienced tell me which set to buy?
I usually tell beginners to get a good pocket knife.

A modified Opinel is a great knife, and the modifications are easily done with a file and a sharpening stone and strop. Another knife and sandpaper will reshape the handles if you wish. Opinels are inexpensive and it is worth it to modify a few, for various tasks.

If you want to carve spoons the Beaver craft sets in the referenced article are good. Beaver Craft makes good stuff. I have tried them out and am impressed. Prices are good too.

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Re: Whittling set

Post by Mr. Chips » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:48 am

Borre1985 wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:01 pm
Welcome, Brittany! I'm new too. Is it possible to rely on this article? Can someone from experienced tell me which set to buy?
I would avoid getting the X-Acto (flimsy)or Flexcut (too much money and too many knives of the same basic shape - just different sizes) sets.

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