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  • Hello from South Georgia

    Just picked up hand woodcarving/whittling after discovering it on youtube. Just got my first whittling kit from Beavercraft in the mail yesterday.

    I am happy to be here and can’t wait to experience ths joys of this hobby.

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    Welcome, Abe, and what type of carving/whittling do you enjoy?
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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    • #3
      Welcome to the forum. You have a good kit there. Enjoy your learning time and this is a good group to ask questions to as they are very good about helping. Do you have any carving clubs in your area? They like to help new comers along the right path
      . It is nice to know where you are from, some may be right by you and now they can reach out to you.
      Carve On,
      Kadiddle

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      • #4
        Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
        Welcome, Abe, and what type of carving/whittling do you enjoy?
        I’ve mainly just started with the small hand carving stuff out of Basswood. Doug Linker on youtube and a few other channels i’ve found.

        I went with Beavercraft knowing they were thicker than most other good quality blades. I was a little worried about snapping a blade to start with so the thicker blade should help. Once I feel like I got the hang of things, i’ll upgrade.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kadiddle View Post
          Welcome to the forum. You have a good kit there. Enjoy your learning time and this is a good group to ask questions to as they are very good about helping. Do you have any carving clubs in your area? They like to help new comers along the right path
          . It is nice to know where you are from, some may be right by you and now they can reach out to you.
          Carve On,
          Kadiddle
          I haven’t even thought about local clubs. I really didn’t know it was a thing. I’ll have to see if I can find some. Thanks for the tip.

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          • #6
            Welcome to the forums, Abe! If you have any questions, please ask. There are lots of different genres of carving: Caricature, realistic human or animal sculpture, relief, chip, chainsaw, etc. Figure out which you prefer, and you can concentrate on just a few of the forums (leaves more time for carving... )

            Claude
            My FaceBook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ClaudesWoodCarving/
            My Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/cfreaner/
            My Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/claudeswoodcarving/
            My ETSY Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaudesWoodcarving

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            • #7
              Well, if you learn to carve as well as Georgia played football this year you're a winner.

              With that said welcome to WCI, I call it the "book of knowledge for wood carvers" You'll have questions just starting out, please do not hesitate to ask them.

              Be sure to keep those new knives sharp, strop, strop strop, oh and keep a box of bandaids close.
              . . .JoeB

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              • #8
                Doug Linker is a great learning source to carve and I've learned a lot from him. Also Gene Messer and others are great. You are on the right path.
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

                http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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                • #9
                  great, welcome to the site Abe.
                  Mark N. Akers
                  My Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinaKarver

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                  • #10
                    Welcome to the forum. Click on “HowTo” on the home page. A lot of good information on tools and projects. http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/
                    We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                    https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                    • #11
                      Welcome aboard!

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                      • #12
                        Welcome form Southwest Indiana, Abe!
                        http://www.tristatecarvers.com

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                        • #13
                          Welcome to the forum

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                          • #14
                            Think the guys have said it all. Wecolme aboard Abe. Look forward to seeing your work.

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                            • #15
                              Hey Abe

                              I'm just a little late with a welcome. I talked to a former member of Savannah club and got contact information, for both it and St Simons clubs, but they seem to be shut down as of now. I am in Midway (south of Savh).

                              Bob

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