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tbox61
tbox61
Carving beats working!
Last Activity: 02-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Joined: 01-27-2005
Location: Bob Dole Country
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Another creation from a square yardstick...

    Another creation from a square yardstick...

    I have been stockpiling square yardsticks since I have undertaken my new passion of making holiday creations from this new media.

    As I have said, all of sticks I am finding are made from basswood. I have about 15 sticks in my inventory right now, and they range from virtually new sticks...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 02-15-2019, 11:10 AM.

  • tbox61
    replied to Where to buy wood
    As far as basswood, there is no better place than Heinecke, hands down, period.
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  • tbox61
    replied to Weather
    We had 'Thundersnow' 2 nights ago. It is like a real, old fashioned summer thunder storm, with lightning, but with snow instead of rain! I have only seen this one other time, at it was over 40 years ago during a blizzard!

    Highs for the last two days in the teens with wind...pretty darn...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Antiquing.
    Great to have you on the Forum!! On an outdoor note...I loved your video on vapor barrier socks for cold temps! I am going to have to try it next fall on my whitetail hunting expeditions!

    I have been using the Shipley mixture for 20 years, and the only issue I have with it is that it...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Our tax dollars at work
    How about the tiny underwater treadmill to study the travel habits of shrimp...look that up...taxpayers spent almost $500,000 on that little gem of a study
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  • tbox61
    replied to The Hangover
    Looks like he got ahold of the wife's underwear, slippers and robe!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Antiquing.
    I use Mike Shipley's method of Boiled Linseed Oil and Raw Umber oil paint mixed together. It really softens the colors. I really like Doug Outside's videos, but I am not sure on his method of antiquing...I guess to each his own. This method I use antiques as well as preserves your carvings.
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  • Saw the first one of these at a County Fair a couple of years ago. Was a 4-H project...very cool idea!
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  • tbox61
    replied to The Dulcimer Gnome
    That is a really nice, clean little carving!

    I live in an area here in Kansas that has a lot of Russian/German immigrants, myself being one. I am used to a hammered Dulcimer in our local Polka bands, so I have not seen a Dulcimer like that!
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  • tbox61
    replied to Weather
    Cold and windy here in Kansas. High of 25 yesterday with 20 mph winds...today we will see 40, and it feels like a heat wave! Supposed to be 60 this weekend.

    Our drought is broken here...8-10 inches of rain last October and several more inches since then have us wet, wet and wet. Not...
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  • Hate to answer a question with a question, but will acrylic paint stick to something that has been lacquered???
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  • Most cut resistant gloves are just that, cut and slice resistant. They are not really 'punch' resistant...what I mean by that is that a gouge, knife point or V-tool MAY go through the glove with enough force.

    A $12.00 filet glove from WalMart or any outdoor sports good store is great for...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Need Some Advice
    That is a great idea, too. Van Dyke's Taxidermy Supply is the big player in that arena. They are owned by Cabela's and now Bass Pro Shops. I would suspect they get their lifelike water stuff from Woodland Scenics...which by the way is a great company. All of their stuff is American made in Miss...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Mastercarver Pro-Pocket II?
    The only knives I have seen that are Chinese made that are as good as USA made products are Outdoor Edge--I use them a lot for my deer and upland bird hunting knives. I will buy a USA made Buck knife over a Made in China version any day. I have one Made in China carving knife, and that is a RoughRider...
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    Last edited by tbox61; 01-23-2019, 12:11 PM.

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  • tbox61
    replied to Knives
    I am not a student of steel, but I do know that my Mike Shipley, Helvie and Deepwoods Ventures knives are the bomb! The Helvie and Deepwoods knives hold an edge and do shine.

    I got a RoughRider knife from Buffalo Bif, and it is really, really carving sharp and shines as well.
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  • tbox61
    replied to Old Timer
    I agree with Mike...he carves enough, and if he doesn't like it, take heed! One thing I will say is that I bought the FlexCut Tri-Jack Pro...worst $90.00 I ever spent. I ended up giving it to a boy scout troop to help with their carving merit badge, WITH the qualifier that they need to change the bevels...
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  • tbox61
    started a topic Small tool bag/tool tote

    Small tool bag/tool tote

    This is kind of a follow up to the tool tote thread below...I had commented on how I use a Plano tackle box for all of my tools, but take a small bag when I go on vacation.

    If any of you have a Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's in your area, they have a Gear Bag with 6 pockets and pretty good sized...
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  • tbox61
    replied to Tiny Carving/Whittling.
    I am the poster child for finding out you only buy quality once...the best advice I can give you is to check out the 3/4" OOC Tools detail knife, and Deepwood's Venture's scalpel knives. I have both of DW scalpel knives and the 3/4" OOC Tools knife. They are my go to's on small projects with...
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  • tbox61
    replied to danger danger must read
    There is a subscription service that backs up your hard drive on your home computer to the cloud...I think it costs around $50.00 per year. I would think this would be the perfect example as to why a person should have this.

    IF the person did have the ability to do this remotely, you could...
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