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honketyhank
honketyhank
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"My website, honketyhank.com has a section devoted to my doodad carvings. Many have detailed step-by-step photos."
Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Joined: 11-19-2012
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
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  • I don't really do much woodworking and I have not used the Japanese rasp much. But when I need a rasp, it is the one I go to first. It does leave a nice surface after each stroke. My original post most have been pre-website-hack because the photos no longer exist in my media folder. Unfortunately I...
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  • The first photo is from E.J. Tangerman's book "Whittling and Woodcarving", p. 104, figure 120, actual size. The lower left corner is what interested me. The second is a blowup. The third is one I made a few years ago as an experiment - pretty rough. I started with 2" square stick of basswood....
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  • honketyhank
    replied to Fresh chips
    I am old enough to know not to trust my memory. No, I take that back. Old enough to know not to trust my recall. Everything is still stashed away in there but sometimes it is hard to find things. Add to that, half of what I do recall never really happened. So I confess I don't recall your user name....
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  • I have also used vet wrap. Not only for building up a handle but also for making a smooth finished handle less likely to slip around in my hand and thus less grip pressure required and thus, thus, my carving hand doesn't get cramped or tired.
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  • Well, I guess I oughta post a photo of the two I bought - the 1" detail and the 1.5" straight. Of the two, I like the 1" detail a lot more than I expected I would. I thought it would be more or less of a specialty kind of knife but I find myself using it a lot. And the handles are great...
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  • Thanks for asking, JoePaul. I was holding back on a similar question but you broke the ice. I was particularly impressed with the precision carving of all the dimples on that golf ball. And the patience that it required. Do you find the Warbird's dimple pattern to be a bit easier to replicate...
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