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    Hello everyone,

    First sorry for my mistakes while I write in english.
    My name is François, I'm 34 years old, I'm french and I just decided to get into woodcarving.
    My girlfriend bought me great tools and a nice book from Fox Chapel publishing. Unfortunatly, I miss some tools.
    I especially need :
    - 1/4" veiner
    - 1/8"" V-tool
    The problem is that I have no idea how to translate this, especially about the sizes. I may looking for translations or informations I can't find these tools.

    Can someone help me please ?

    Hi from France.
    Best regards.
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  • #2
    1/8" is ~3mm, 1/4" is ~6mm A veiner is u-shaped at the cutting edge, and a v-tool is v-shaped. The dimensions are measured at the top of the cutting edge, the maximum width.


    • #3
      Here is another recent discussion describing the shapes of V-tools:

      First V-tool - Woodcarving Illustrated


      • #4
        Here are two charts that may help.

        chartpart2 (Medium).png



        • #5
          one inch = 2.54 cm


          • #6
            Here's the Pfeil catalog:

            Here's the Flexcut catalog:

            My FaceBook Page:
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            My ETSY Shop:


            • #7
              Thanks you very much for your all your replies. I'm glad to see so many people answered me. I'm looking forward improving myself and I hope I'll post a pic of my first acceptable sculpture soon. Bye bye.


              • #8
                Here's a post from 2011

                "Think the letters of the alphabet "U" and "V". That is pretty much all there is to it. One (supposedly) creates a sharp channel in the wood whereas the other creates a more rounded one. I used the word "supposedly" as not all tools sold as "V" tools have a pointed apex. Also there are varying degrees of the "V". For a more graphic explanation checkout Woodcraft under the Pfiel brand. They have charts that show the different profiles. Also be aware of a little difference in the European and American labeling of gouge sweeps.

                It is a trifle daunting at first, but you'll soon get the hang of it all if you stick with it. No genius required.


                Have fun with your new hobby~your girlfriend might get a little jealous of the time you want to spend making chips
                . . .JoeB