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  • mpounders
    replied to EBAY Basswood
    Helvie knives straight from Helvie are usually sharp, but it depends on where you bought the V-tool. So it could easily be the blocks. try spraying them with a 50-50 mixture of alcohol and water and see if that helps a bit. The best wood is generally really white in appearance, not reddish. It might...
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  • mpounders
    replied to Scalpel + Burning Pen?
    I'm guessing that since it came with it, it is intended for use with the pen. But of course you would change tips when they are not hot! It may be intended for use as a hot knife, for cutting plastic and such, but similar tips are used with better woodburning pens, although they are typically not scalpel...
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  • Thanks guys! It was fun to do and I hope it will be one that readers will like to carve. I also had some rough outs made, if anyone doesn't have access to a band saw!
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  • mpounders
    replied to PLEASE someone know what this is called
    It looks like just a threaded insert, and then the screw from the ball screws into it? Not sure what sizes are available at the local hardware store, but that's where I usually buy mine for 1/4" 20 threaded rods.
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  • mpounders
    replied to Sharpening gouges
    I've seen Chris and one other person recommend the inside bevel, and it may primarily be of use when carving with the tool upside down. I've never seen anyone else do it and have never felt the need to do it on my tools. I would recommend holding off, as you might not benefit from it. As a novice, focus...
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  • A well-deserved honor! I can recommend her classes and Adina's, especially if you want to carve a pretty female face. Or dolls! Or animals!
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  • mpounders
    replied to New Santa
    Well, it doesn't look like your knee problems have affected your carving much! Really great to see you posting your stuff again!
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  • mpounders
    replied to Skin tone
    I use Ceramcoat Fleshtone. But i use washes of brown to darken the shadows, edges, and wrinkles and a wash of red for noses and cheeks. And at the end, I use very thin washes of black to further darken the shadows. I think multiple shades and colors are more interesting visually, than just one flat...
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  • mpounders
    replied to Back online
    Glad you're doing better!...
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