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    Am looking at a short stack of 3 and wondering if anyone has used any of tis companies tools?
    Thanks
    Chuck
    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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  • #2
    I don't think they are very good. Handles are too short and usually need to be sharpened extensively to be of any use. I have sharpened them for others in my club and wasn't impressed.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by mpounders View Post
      I don't think they are very good. Handles are too short and usually need to be sharpened extensively to be of any use. I have sharpened them for others in my club and wasn't impressed.
      mpounders,
      Makes me a good deal then ,, Ha, the price sounded good and I was justa thinkin, And I do not need to sharpen any more than I have. Just spent 0 dollars today.. Thank you sir!
      Chuck
      Chuck
      Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

      https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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      • #4
        I don't mind buying poorly sharpened tools. I expect that I will put the bevel and the edge on that tool that I want for the carving that I will be doing. That means their steel treatment is a big deal to me. This isn't just judgement. I have a variety of bevel angles that work well.
        Even if the edge was OK, I will be tuning it up in less than an hour's work.

        > I bought 2 new knives maybe 6 weeks ago.
        > I have a bad habit of testing new blades in my wooden desk top.
        > I managed to cut myself before either blade touched wood!!

        If I repurpose good steel blades, I don't hesitate to drill out and bash off the factory handles and make the handles that suit me, that fit me and that are a pleasure to work with all day.

        Is Beaver Craft steel finished well? Do you buy shoes too small?
        Bash off the handles and make something that realistically fits you.

        More and more blade smiths here are using the bandsaw blade steel from gang saws.
        Six feet of gang saw blade for knives and 6 feet of 1" truck leaf spring for adzes will be a lifetime supply.
        Brian T

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        • #5
          Re Beaver Tools, see Alexander Grabovetskiy's YouTube "I did not think I am going to say it - [Beaver Craft Wood carving tools]" for good first hand information from a real professional.
          Last edited by Arthur C.; 07-19-2021, 07:40 AM.
          Arthur

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