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    Hello All. I've been lurking for a week or so and just today signed up.
    So, if I may ask a question, is there a brand of carving glove that does not allow the chips to get entangled like burrs on your sock after walking in the fields?

    Thanks, Dale

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Well I have found one and truly cut proof.

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    But I prefer a carving vise no glove needed.

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    Last edited by Nebraska; 05-29-2022, 07:18 PM.

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    • #3
      Leather, thick leather
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        I have a kevlar version that fatigues my old-man hands while holding projects, so I don't use it much. I just make sure that my precious pinkies aren't in the line of travel of the blade.

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        • #5
          I use my carvers vise most of the time. My stick jig to hold walking stick. But I ware a kevlar glove with a leather palm when I need to hold the work. It has worked very well.
          We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
          https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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          • #6
            Welcome, Dale, and I use a yellow/blue dot glove which will prevent slicing cuts but not stabbing ones. I think the last issue of WCI made mention of a carving glove.
            Bill
            Living among knives and fire.

            http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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            • #7
              Welcome to the site Dale,I use a deer skin leather glove, it's not the most durable but as you can see by all the cuts,it's definitely doing its job.
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              • #8
                Hi, Dale , welcome, If not for using a Carving Glove I would not be Carving today. I was using a Blogs Palm Gouge with a lot of Pressure and it broke out and struck my Holding Hand in the Palm with enough Force to drive it thru the Hand and cutting all the Tendons without any damage because I was wearing a Glove. Being that you are just starting to Carve , my suggestion is to get a Glove and get used to it , you might be Carving a lot longer . Again Welcome and enjoy this great Hobby. Merle

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                • #9
                  ANSI is a rating scale for cut resistance. A1 to A9. the rating is usualy found in the midle of a sheild printed on the back of the glove. I have chosen to ware A6 to A7 rated glove and have never been cut while waring one. They are notably cheeper than the ER. Times I did get cut I was pushing a blade with alot of pressue trying to take to much wood when it would have been best to make shallower cuts and other times I was new and did not understand maintaining a carving edge.
                  Last edited by Randy; 05-30-2022, 06:20 PM.
                  We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
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                  • #10
                    I used to wear a glove..in fact, I got it at a wood carving store and if I remember right it cost about thirty dollars. Kevlar glove reinforced with steel threads What I did not know was carving gloves no matter what they are ....will not stop all cuts. And I cut the palm and a finger pretty bad from a knife slip and the blade went right through the carving glove, worst thing was the glove was tight enough to be comfortable and not move. When I tried to pull the glove off, I could not because it was pulling at the cut. I had to cut that glove off, with my bad hand, it was a nightmare because of the reinforcement of the glove. Trying to find something to cut it was not fun digging threw my toolbox,... while I am bleeding pretty bad. I never ever wore a glove after that for carving. The thing is if you do not hold the work you do not have to worry about it hitting your hand, tons of devices out there for carving. I rather cut myself without a glove, at least I can do fast first aid on the hand. I have a good first aid kit to stop bleeding accidents... including, a clotting agent and the works. So remember carving gloves do not stop all knife cuts, you still need to be careful.

                    However, just because a glove has a level 8 or 9 cut resistance rating does not mean that it is 100% cut proof. Quite honestly, no glove can claim to be cut-proof, its just not possible. Cut-resistance on the other hand is a more appropriate term. Yes, gloves can resist cuts and provide enhanced protection for you, however, they cannot and should not ever claim to completely eliminate the risk of cuts and abrasions.
                    Last edited by DiLeon; 05-30-2022, 02:45 PM.
                    . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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                    • #11
                      Another vote here for the all stainless steel glove suggested by Nebraska!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks all for your help. I think I will try one from the carving glove guy.

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                        • #13
                          I'll take the time to point out that a chain mail glove is going to destroy the sharpness of edge of a carving tool.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Dark Lightning View Post
                            I'll take the time to point out that a chain mail glove is going to destroy the sharpness of edge of a carving tool.
                            Better than destroying tendons and nerves DL. The goal is not to hit easther one, but the Glove will not bleed, I hope.
                            We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi
                            https://www.pinterest.com/carvingbarn0363/

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                            • #15
                              I use one of these, and have for several years. https://www.woodcraft.com/products/s...ove-medium-7-9 As DiLeon mentions, it won't stop a stab at all, but it'll reduce a slicing cut from emergency room visit to something you can handle at home with bandaids. The safest thing you can do is to look at the possible path a blade will take WHEN the wood breaks or you slip. If any part of your anatomy is in that path, either change the blade path or move the anatomy. Want to bleed out in a couple of minutes? Just hold the wood on your thighs, slip, and slice open the femoral artery. As mentioned above, get a good glove, and/or a carving vise, and plan your cuts. Trust me: the wood will break, the knife/gouge will slip. Prepare for it, and you'll enjoy your carving much more.

                              Claude
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