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PittsburghTim
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  • I have never done well sharpening gouges by hand. I use either a Tomz honing machine or a leather strop on my small belt grinder. I have a good understanding of the geometry of the desired cutting edge, just not the dexterity and/or patience to sharpen gouges on a flat surface.

    If patience...
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  • My saw, a 20+ year old Delta has the tension release lever. I also replaced the tension spring with an aftermarket one as the factory springs on the Delta saws were notoriously weak. With the amount of tension put on a 1/2 inch blade for resawing, leaving the tension on for months could have bad effects...
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  • Drake Palm Gouges

    While all of my full-size chisels are Pfeil, the very few palm gouges that I have a Flexcut. I ordered some Drake gouges last night and can't wait to get them. From what I have read here on the forum, they should be very nice. I ordered several sweeps in narrow widths for fine detailing in larger carvings....
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    Last edited by PittsburghTim; 01-03-2019, 06:31 PM.

  • PittsburghTim
    replied to Stylized Santa
    I like the carving. Nice detail and painting. My only complaint is the same as when I see real people with hair over their eyes. I just want to ask how that doesn't drive them crazy! Again, really nice work....
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  • Very nice piece, Merle! I would never have thought of colored pencils for something like this. Merry Christmas.
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  • PittsburghTim
    started a topic Christmas Carving Completed

    Christmas Carving Completed

    I have completed several projects while on vacation this past week. The larger angel with the banner and the St. Nick were copied from carvings made by Vernon Depauw, though I am not certain if the pattern was his design or not. The smaller angels were featured in the last WCI and the design was by...
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