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  • mpounders
    replied to Carving Wood
    I suspect the problem may be the wood. Wood varies in how it cuts according to where it was grown and how it was dried and how old it might be. Heinecke generally provides better wood than what you buy on EBay. The other might be that you are still learning to carve, in that your muscles haven't built...
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  • I have heard that reshaping the backs of those blades makes them more likely to break, but it doesn't cost much to try. The only modification I made to mine was to grind off one of the internal posts so that the blade would stick out a little farther. Xcell makes blades similar to Exacto that you can...
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  • mpounders
    replied to Instagram
    I agree with Paul! I find that at a lot of club meetings, I spend more time helping others than I do working on my own projects. But you learn a lot from carving with others or watching people carve or sharpen. It is even better when it is in-person and you can ask questions or hear people's stories....
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