Keeping up with the old and the new in essential carving tools By Roger Schroeder Whittlers take note: Chisels, gouges, and V-tools are here to stay. While you may feel comfortable with just a knife in your hand, don’t think that these other edge tools can’t perform miracles. […]
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Dremel’s new Micro combines a powerful 8-volt lithium-ion battery that you can vary between 5,000 and 28,000 rpm. New with this tool is a built-in LED light at the tip to illuminate the exact area you are working on. Off the bat, I found the tool comfortable to hold and […]
Ideas to carve, paint, and decorate your toolbox By Rev. Jim Paulson You can pick any font to personalize or monogram your tool box (or any other box for that matter). I like the look of a classic Old English font. You can easily find fonts for free online, but […]
Organizing Sharp Tools Whenever you are working with sharp tools, it is important to be organized. I start by color coding my tool handles. For example, I paint a purple stripe on all of my #5 gouges. Then I woodburn my initials or a symbol (I use a sun) on […]
Tool Rack It’s easy to make a rack for carving tools out of 1″-diameter PVC pipe. First, choose the length to make the rack. Take into account the size of your work space and avoid making the length longer than 24″ because the pipe can sag. Drill 1/2″ to 3/4″-diameter […]