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  • #31
    Re: Calling all Young Carvers

    33 - Canada
    Brand spankin' new to carving but I've been reading WCI for 2+ years and have been sitting on my grandfather's carving tools for 2+ years. I thought it was about time I stopped sitting and started carving. It's going extremely slow but I'm pretty sure it will go faster and better once I figure out how to sharpen everything properly. (How does a 5 minute project take me 5 hours?!)

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    • #32
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      30 year old here about to be 31!! My interest for carving started in 2008 when at my job they started to carry WCI. I was intrigued and amazed of the things people made out of wood with a knife!! Thats when I purchase my beginners carving kit and 4 basswood eggs from Little Shavers!! Back then carved a couple of Santa heads and then stop because too busy at work and life. Recently I started back again and did a old man out off block of wood!!! I also wish there were more carvers around my age. Everyone I talk to tell me, "How much that is going to make you?" I tell them I am not in it for the money. I am in it for the gratification and feeling of achievement that I feel when I see carving I did with my hands!!! Thanks Dylan for starting this thread!!

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      • #33
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        I wish I was under 40.

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        • #34
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          still young at 52, dont you dare call me old......
          Buffalo Bif
          www.bflobif.com

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          • #35
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            I was 40 once!!

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            • #36
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              Ooooo ... not fair! I think - just turned 51 going on 2 - should count and have some merit! The saying 'act your age' never held a teaspoon of water with me.
              Just started carving before Christmas, so very young and trying to learn more every day that I can.
              Chance

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              • #37
                Re: Calling all Young Carvers

                55 here. Our club has a span from 10-78. Male/female is close, we all learn from each other. Our best member drive comes during our county fair. I think when they see it being carved in front of there eyes, it helps them decide that this is something they could do and enjoy. That with a knife, or a few gouges they could do this also. We have to show them the right way, get them going if you will. Also burning and power carving. Yes, it does cost a bit to get going, but so does everything. The biggy is when I tell them that you get out of this, what you put into this. That separates the tire kickers.
                Carve On,
                Kadiddle

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                • #38
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                  44 here and I consider myself a younger carver. Course I would love to see younger folks getting into the craft as it is something I never want to see just disappear.

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                  • #39
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                    Well, I am not young, 47 when i started carving. but I do have a 6 year old grandson and an 8 year old grandson that i have started teaching the little I Know. I just took a two day beginner carving class at the Texas woodcarver guild roundup in New Braunfels and should be able to teach them to carve much better bow.

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