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pallin
pallin
Senior Member - Ventura
Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Joined: 04-29-2007
Location: Ventura, CA
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  • pallin
    replied to Thumb Pain
    We assume you are asking if this pain is related to carving activity. It might help to have some information on what type of carving you do, tool in which hand, what you are doing with the injured hand.

    If this is your non-dominant hand, and you are knife carving (whittling) figures held...
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    Last edited by pallin; Yesterday, 07:44 PM. Reason: further comment

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  • Rick may have a good idea. The Pfeil #3F-16mm fishtail gouge has become my favorite tool for carving basswood. The wide edge removes wood quickly, and the corners allow for fine details - and all under hand power! So why use it as a mallet tool? Yes, it is pricey to pay $35US plus the palm handle,...
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  • Getting back to the topic of this discussion, it is curious that bent gouges are not designed to align the cutting edge with the axis of the handle. A tool is most efficient if the working part is aligned with the force applied. This tells me that these tools are designed for places where the edge cannot...
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    Last edited by pallin; 12-16-2017, 04:25 PM. Reason: further expansion

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  • Yes, to have the same curve,the radius of curvature must be the same. So, the radius for a #5-12mm would match a #9-45mm. But Pfeil doesn't make a #9 in a 45mm width - They make a 35mm and a 50mm.

    However, if you are trying to match the curve of a #5-8mm, a #9-30mm would fit. But why would...
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    Last edited by pallin; 12-16-2017, 01:01 PM.

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  • I hate to get into this argument but I think RV is incorrect in his example of texturing. While using a #5 for texturing, you use only a portion of the arc segment of the #5. In fact you rarely use the full width of a gouge. So if you used a smaller arc segment of a wider #9 gouge, you might be cutting...
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  • Martin (lionslair) - It appears that there was a mathematical basis for the start of the LPB numbering. Straight edge gouges were #1. The curved edge tools were an arc segment of a circle. A #9 is 1/2 a circle. A #8 is 1/3 of a circle. So the progression from #1 to #9 was one of increased curvature....
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  • All Gouges are NOT the Same

    Most woodcarvers that work with gouges know there is a wide variety of profiles; various shapes of the cutting edge - curves, skews, V's and U's. There are also variations in the overall shape: straight, long bent, spoon bent, reverse bent. These variations result in significant differences in how the...
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  • Pfeil (Swiss Made) makes palm handled gouges - five that are 12mm or more wide, in sweeps #1, 3, 5, 7. In the USA, Woodcraft has an exclusive marketing agreement, so they are only sold in Woodcraft stores or at Woodcraft. com online. For wider gouges many carvers go to "full size" tools...
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  • The tool that looks like a reversed question mark is a scorp. The knife is of little value for carving the inner bowl of a spoon.The one beside the scorp appears to be a bullnose gouge. While these can be used for spoon carving, they may not be the best for that purpose. The scorp is normally used with...
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  • An outstanding relief, Richard Yates, with incredible detail. The gold mining methods appear identical to those in the California gold rush of 1849.
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  • pallin
    replied to Bas Relief Box for Me
    The hat was commemorated in this mountaineering figure I carved in 1971 - Aspen limb 6-1/2 inches tall. The names around the base are 18 peaks climbed in 1970. Mt. Whitney (14,495 ft) was done in winter.

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  • pallin
    replied to Bas Relief Box for Me
    The label says "Galenteria draewne - JULIUSZ SLIWINSKI N. Sqcz. Zeglerska 7" Maybe Eastern Europe?

    Here is a photo of the hat and me today, both weathered and worn. Note: After finding the hat, I went on to climb over 100 peaks, all over 10,000 feet elevation.
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  • A lot of basswood, but I've also carved butternut, sycamore, mahogany, yellow cedar, cottonwood bark, black walnut, aspen, manzanita, poplar, and redwood.
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  • pallin
    started a topic Bas Relief Box for Me

    Bas Relief Box for Me

    Yesterday was my birthday (85) and my middle aged kids gave me this bas relief box - 10" x 6-1/2" x 3" It appears to be an old tourist item from Europe (based on the weathered label on the bottom). The top is a painted shallow relief of a man with an alpine hat. This probably reminded...
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  • pallin
    replied to Sign of The End Times?
    It's warm here in Ventura, CA - too warm! 140,000 acres have burned, including a couple hundred homes. We've had to cancel several Christmas shows of our chorus. The fire is 10% contained after five days. Maybe the sign of end times.
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  • pallin
    replied to Looking for table scrollsaw
    That discussion was probably in the Scrollsaw Forum (also sponsored by Fox Chapel) rather that this Woodcarving Illustrated Forum.
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  • pallin
    replied to Sign of The End Times?
    It's warm here in Ventura, CA - too warm! 140,000 acres have burned, including a couple hundred homes. We've had to cancel several Christmas shows of our chorus. The fire is 10% contained after five days. Maybe the sign of end times.
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  • pallin
    replied to Rabbit Stew?... not likely..
    That's a really clever design. Well done!
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  • As I said before, this is now in the stage of tiny cuts, so the progress will be hard to see in photos. I'll hold off on photos until the project is completed.
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  • pallin
    replied to Hello
    Welcome to WCI, Clwydianrange. A few years ago my wife & I spent some time near Betws-y-Coed - a lovely region and delightful people.
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