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beta male
04-22-2007, 05:50 PM
I need a new hobby, esp if I am stuck in a tent with Oneeyedbob this fall due to inclement weather. Anyone have advice on a good basic book/video on woodcarving with a knife? I bought a scandanavian wood carving blade and plan to fashion a handle for it this summer. I have thought about a crooked knife too.

anthracitic
04-22-2007, 06:29 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Ben-Hunts-Whittlin...7295319&sr=1-10 (http://www.amazon.com/Ben-Hunts-Whittling-book-Hunt/dp/B0006AQJJU/ref=sr_1_10/103-1419204-0115800?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1177295319&sr=1-10)
A true classic.

beta male
04-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Thanks anthracitic. I ordered the book. After I master knife woodcarving, I will step up to chainsaw art. sort of like starting on small game and then big game.

Mel
04-26-2007, 06:43 PM
beta male, I would suggest going down to your local Barnes & Noble or Border's book store and go to the magazine section. Look for Woodcarving Illustrated and Carving Magazine, which are the two top magazines for woodcarvers. These magazines will have all kinds of ads for how-to woodcarving books, and all types of articles on woodcarving. The only reason I know about this, is because the wife is a woodcarver. She's actually pretty damn good at it. Patrick has seen some of her work while visiting here. Maybe I'll try and get some pics of a few of her pieces. It's pretty cool, but unfortunately, I have no artistic talent to do something like that. Good luck with your new hobby.

Mel

Hoogster
04-27-2007, 06:07 PM
I have gotten back into woodcarving for about a year now.
I normally use power tools, but used to use the knife.

I like to carve realistic fish and big game animals, sometimes
birds.

Look at http://www.mountainwoodcarvers.com - you might get some ideas there for knives and books.

I think carving walking sticks would be a great way to start if you are spending a lot of time in the hills. Just pick up a branch and turn it into something practical you could use.

Good luck. I've got a few post with pics of some stuff that I have done this past year.