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  • #16
    Rglideride: you will. You will build a tool chest, just not now.
    Give this 10 years. You buy the stuff that you need as one carving morphs into another. I bought 2 Eurogouges this year. Pfeil 3/18 and 5/18. I had nothing to do the job and I could not figure out how to get it done with crooked knives.

    1-2 gouges over each of 25 years. 1-2 knives over each of 20 years. Rolls of First Nations crooked knives. Then you make a bunch of knives to get what you need. It adds up while you weren't looking.
    Brian T

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    • #17
      Very, very nice! Sure puts my Plano tackle box to shame!

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      • #18
        Thanks, folks! Haven't been back for awhile, sorry. Didn't see these comments until I logged in today. I will say that the tools I have took over 20 years to accumulate; I did buy a bunch after I sold my hot rod Buick, that I spent money on for many years. Didn't even get that money back out, but at least got some tools out of the deal. A lot of people in my carving class/club use plastic tackle boxes. They are a nice, inexpensive (and light!) way to carry the tools. I've been working out with weights to make sure that I can still lift that quarter sawn white oak chest. It's only 32 pounds. So far, it's OK. I built a bottom chest in the interim due to the expectation of weight lifting being an issue. Two drawers only, to hold my "recent" purchase of Henry Taylor "Acorn" chisels from about 5 years ago, and some newer Ashley Isles chisels that I got for xmas in 2019. The bottom drawer would be for projects, magazines, whatever. I made this one out of a plank of red oak, because QSWO is just getting stupid expensive where I live. Hardware is from H. Gerstner and Sons. I really like the quality of that hardware.
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        • #19
          Wow, that is too neat to be in my workplace! Had to go to google to see what the heck QSWO was.
          . . .JoeB

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          • #20
            Oops, sorry. I know from a previous life to spell it out the first time, but got lazy. And, thanks! It's not nearly as nice as you think, once you get up close.

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            • #21
              But it is functional
              . . .JoeB

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