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    Thumbs up Groovy little pocket knife...

    So I got a cool little tool today.

    I'm not much of a carver, but I do like to whittle a bit when on camping trips.

    I've got a little flexcut carving set, which really works pretty well.

    So when this went on sale I couldn't resist and thought I would pick one up.

    Now I just need to take a little time off and go sit somewhere quiet with a little piece of pine or basswood and see what kind of shavings I can make with it...

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    Suh-weet!
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    Looks like a fun tool. I don't want to intimidate you, but I figured I'd show you a couple pics so you have something to aspire to. In time, you might even become a better whittler than me. Here's a carved piece I did a few (OK, a lot of) years ago. My sister for some reason saved it for years, then gave it back to me when I started back into woodworking.

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    I know you can hardly believe the quality of my work. Here's a more detailed look at my mastery of a whittling knife:

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    I'm guessing I was probably in about the 4th or 5th grade when I created this masterpiece. It still stands out from most of my other work.
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    I should take some pics of my vacation carving pieces. I think they can best be referred to as 'outsider art' and definitely look like things that were done by small, untalented children!

    But when I'm in the middle of nowhere, doing nothing, it seems to relax me to sit there and listen to the wind blow and do something stupid...

    I'll collect up the pieces and takes some pics later.
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    Some examples of my 'Art' ...

    A smallish captured Ball.
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    A Fish. Probably the only one I caught that day.
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    A couple of wooden chain links.
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    A ducky. I'm guessing there were a lot of ducks where we camped that day.
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    An Ichthyosaur. We were camped at the Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park.
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    Ahh, and from when we camped in Rachel Nevada. The closest 'town' to Area 51... An Alien bust and the Ship he used to get here...
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    Hey, the ball and chain look pretty good. The animal forms could use a bit of tweaking, but the spaceship looks exactly like the one I saw on the way home the other night. (I've really gotta stop driving on Nyquil.)
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    Cool little knife.

    I saw them on sale at Woodcraft and dropped a few hints about what a nice Fathers Day gift it would make

    As for your carving. Toni won't be losing any sleep
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    I've seen those for sale, look neat. Kinda expensive but if good quality will last a long time. Yep, the waiting and whittlin' bit can be useful when the wifey dissapears and goes shopping.
    Vaughn....stick with the lathe.
    BTW, wats the difference between whittlin' and carving? Uh-Oh? Wat have I started?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    BTW, wats the difference between whittlin' and carving? Uh-Oh? Wat have I started?
    Carvers get paid to do their work. Whittlers just do it between jobs.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    BTW, wats the difference between whittlin' and carving?
    Frank,

    This is actually a study question from "To kill a Mockingbird." Hint: the answer's in chapter seven!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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