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    This is the same fellow (Czech I think) that made the eagle tutorial I posted. His thumb guard is interesting and he explains it near the end of the video. I put CC on because of my hearing. A few nice tips in the presentation: This is the same fellow (Czech I think) that made the eagle tutorial. Nice simple easy carving and tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR-7VrMxjv8&t=1s
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

  • #2
    This is excellent. Thanks.

    I've often commented to friends that, in life, most people are "bad explainers," and great teachers are rare as hen's teeth. In regard to tutorial videos, I frequently come across far too much extraneous talking, self promotion, huge lags between steps, and not-so-great camera work.

    I appreciate any free advice, but some videos are far better than others.

    This fellow, and Doug Linker, are two that really do it right. They get to the point, succinctly show each step, and don't distract with rambling commentary.
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    • #3
      I agree Rontana, and when I first came across this fellow my first thought was a comparison to Doug. His eagle one was another great tutorial. I'll post another link in a day or so.

      Love the thumb guard idea.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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      • #4
        Another good video by this young fellow. Thanks for sharing again! However, the two concerns I have about his rubber tire idea for a thumb guard are: 1) It doesn't cover the tip of the thumb which is an important area to be protected, and 2) A sharp knife can very easily cut right through rubber.
        Last edited by Bob K.; 09-08-2019, 09:57 AM.
        Keep On Carvin'
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        • #5
          Thanks for the video, this fellow has the talent
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
            Another good video by this young fellow. Thanks for sharing again! However, the two concerns I have about his rubber tire idea for a thumb guard are: 1) It doesn't cover the tip of the thumb which is an important area to be protected, and 2) A sharp knife can very easily cut right through rubber.
            The eagle carving is after this one, and he doesn't use any protection. Hope he can safely do carving and not like Doug, who doesn't use any and has some injuries.

            Yeah, tire vandals cut tires all the time.
            Bill
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            • #7
              Interesting tutorial. Thanks for p_osting it, Bill. I prefer my leather thumb guard covered with duct tape, but at least he is using some hand/thumb protection in this video.

              Claude
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              • #8
                The duct tape is an excellent idea, Claude. I have some "beat up" thumb guards that will benefit from that idea.
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the link. Great video. I also like what he said about what wood carving does. It certainly helps me with stress and finding inner peace.

                  Rob

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Claude View Post
                    Interesting tutorial. Thanks for p_osting it, Bill. I prefer my leather thumb guard covered with duct tape, but at least he is using some hand/thumb protection in this video.

                    Claude
                    I also like my thumb guard. I made mine from some scrap leather.

                    Rob

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Bob K. View Post
                      Another good video by this young fellow. Thanks for sharing again! However, the two concerns I have about his rubber tire idea for a thumb guard are: 1) It doesn't cover the tip of the thumb which is an important area to be protected, and 2) A sharp knife can very easily cut right through rubber.
                      I quite agree. Also, being an old lab guy, one would need to be careful to not cut off circulation to the thumb. Especially the tip.

                      Rob

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                      • #12
                        He also has a free ebook with instructions on the smiling wood spirit.

                        Rob

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                        • #13
                          i didnt get the ebook when i clicked on it but its a good video thanks for sharing

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