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  • chuck boris
    Kirschen knife for whittling
    by chuck boris
    Hello woodcarvers, I have a newbie question. Will it be too much hassle to whittle with these kind of knives, in terms of their edge profile... I thought the first one for details and the second as a roughout or general carving. My work would be small baswood wood spirits, tiki faces, nordic gods and...
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  • Eddy-Smiles
    Developing a 2-Dimensional Pattern from any picture or photograph.
    by Eddy-Smiles
    One question that we often see asked here on the woodcarving forum is how do you make a carving pattern? The method that I use is simple, easy, free, and works very well for any 2-dimensional whittling project, relief carving, or pyrography pattern. And the best thing about this method is that anyone...
    Today, 09:41 AM
  • BeckyN
    Beluga on a paddleboard..
    by BeckyN
    Hey all! My phone exploded a few weeks ago, finally got the new one. Was a nice cell break, lol!
    so I just finished a custom order, what do you think! Made on black poplar, it was all I had on hand until I went out cutting!
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