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Koch Sharpening System

Take your sharpening to the next level with the new extra-fine grit compound and the Koch Sharpening System. Two features make the Koch system different from other systems: The natural fiber wheels and the thermo-reactive sharpening compound. In the past, only the green fine-grit compound was available. I use this […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Flat Lying Trammel Set

M Power’s flat lying trammel set (FLTS) makes marking your carving a snap. The locking trammels securely hold a pencil and attach to any ruler, making it easy to go from drawing centerlines on a carving to marking in a chip carving grid. The FLTS is based on M Power’s […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Dremel Multi-Max

Dremel’s Multi-Max combines a triangular sanding pad with an oscillating saw and scraper system. The tool makes a useful addition to any shop. The Multi-Max sands away a surprising amount of wood quickly and features an adjustable oscillating speed. The offset saw attachment works great for relief carving. It allows […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews
Razertip Feather Formers

Razertip Feather Formers

The folks at Razertip have come up with a new line of woodburning tips for bird carvers. I experimented with the newly designed Feather Former burning tips and am very pleased with the results. I tested three sets from the collection, #SET4FFCC Coarse, #SET4FFM Medium, and #SET4FFF Fine. These sets […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Get perfect edges on carving tools—fast

One of the most difficult aspects of carving is to keep and maintain a razor’s edge on your carving tools. If you like to use sharp knives, hand tools, and like a razor sharp edge, this revolutionary new sharpening system called “JoolTool” is the system for you. After 25 years […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Jerry-Rig Work Positioner (B-4)

Any carver working three dimensionally should have a work positioner, and this one is as good as they get. This is a substantial piece of equipment: thick metal—cast iron or chrome plated steel—precisely engineered and well finished. It can be fixed in one of three ways to your bench: by […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews
Tool Holder

Tool Holder

Keep your tools sharp and secure for less than five dollars By Lynn Diel Almost every carver I meet has a way to organize tools for home use or to bring to club meetings or take on trips. Tool rolls, boxes and even fancy tool chests all come into play. […]

by February 14, 2010 Techniques
Sailor with Flag

Sailor with Flag

A clay model is a helpful tool to use when planning a carving By Ross Oar The composition for this carving was inspired by two events more than 40 years apart. The first was my service in the Navy from 1958-1960 as a torpedo man aboard the USS McCaffery. The second […]

by February 14, 2010 Patterns, Projects
Angel and Santa

Angel and Santa

Power carving offers many benefits and retains many of the same qualities as handtooled carvings By Jack Kochan Ornaments never seem to lose their popularity, especially ones carved from wood. The angel design, which I modified, originally came from an old magazine. The Santa was a piece of commercial art in […]

by February 14, 2010 Patterns, Projects

Edible Art

Gene Wilson was a college biology professor vacationing at Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia when he first noticed old world-quality, wood-carved cookie molds in a bakeshop. Shortly after that, he and his wife, June, saw similar cookie molds in European museums. That piqued his interest enough to try to carve one. […]

by February 8, 2010 Features