Wow! The detail of the carving in that USMC stick is stunning! What do you use do carve fine details like that?
A late Christmas! My quarterly bonus arrived today. Twice any previous bonus check! I guess they think I am aging well. So I won't have to dip into my USMC support fund or my wine and cigar fund to take up woodworking! Friday afternoon I will stop by Woodcraft on the way home. Thank you Shawn!CAS,
Unfortunately none of them are cheap; those that are aren't worth the money. You get what you pay for when it comes to carving tools. Since you mentioned Woodcraft, I would suggest pfeil tools - these are my favorites. Here is an intermediate set that would be a good start, and at a moderate price, considering. You would also need to purchase a good knife, a mallet ( or you could make one), and sharpening equipment.
They are very helpful there. I recently bought a knife sharpener for my KA-BAR. Eventually I may buy a draw knife as several hours of pulling wood off with a KA-BAR makes the old wrists sorer than a thunderstorm will.CAS, hopefully someone at Woodcraft has some knowledge. You really should get them to show you how to properly strop and repair your tools. First rule of carving is learn to keep your tools sharp