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  • What size gouge/V tool for small caricatures

    I'm just getting started with whittling some of the small figures in the last Woodcarving magazine (santa and sea captain). I have a flexcut and Pfiel knife but want to get a small gouge and V tool. What size tools are correct for these sized projects?

  • #2
    I use a 1/16th and 1/8th V most often. (That's just me) Welcome and good luck!

    Dave

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    • #3
      The ones that are on my carving bench the most----3/16" 30° & #11+-1/16", but will soon want more sizes
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
        The ones that are on my carving bench the most----3/16" 30° & #11+-1/16", but will soon want more sizes
        I'm trying to resist the temptation to "own them all" when it comes to tools!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by joepaulbutler View Post
          The ones that are on my carving bench the most----3/16" 30° & #11+-1/16", but will soon want more sizes
          I have enough tools to supply a small trade school but if I was just starting out and had the advantage of JoePaul' s insight , Those are exactly the tools that I'd select.

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          • #6
            To show you how dumb it gets, I have over 100 knives, some bought and some made, but when it gets down to it the one knife I seem to be using more and more is a Stanley 9mm Snap off utility knife. If you don't horse on the blade it would break and I've honed it ???? times, great for clean up work & and you can get them for $6 or less
            . . .JoeB

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