Since carving was brought up in that other thread, I just can't stop thinking about it, so now I have some questions for those of you in the know.
What are some good starter tools for one who wants to get into carving, in his spare time? By starter tools I don't mean cheap throw away tools, I mean quality tools, but I nice simple set of all around tools.
Also brand recommendations would be nice if you have them. If anybody has a pre-made starter set for sale that you think is good, that would be helpful also.
Aside from that, what woods would you recommend for someone who is a beginner?