Nico says he has given a talk with a similar title 4 or 5 times over the years. I agree, I have heard them, and am pleasantly surprised that he came up with something new and fresh.
He covered Choosing Tools and advised not buying a set as they always contain tools the manufacturer cannot sell. Carvers use tools with thinner steel than joiners.
Sharpening has been made easier as the club now has a dedicated grind sone with the recommended angle for grinding carving tools for soft wood preset.
Honing is an action that should be repeated often, but go lightly on the electric mop as this can actually make the tool blunter
The final item was safety which should be the first on our minds. Members should wear goggles when grinding and not use the side of the wheel as the can cause the wheel to burst spectacularly.
Interesting linksHere are some interesting links for you! Enjoy your stay :)
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- Carving Post Tops Brun Valley,Burnley 2012
- Carving the Waltzers by John Adamson
- Contact Us
- Dolphin Carving repair – by Richard Higgins
- Friendship Poles
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- Member Carvings
- Members Carvings
- Rocking Horse by Colin Wilson
- The Memorial
- The Memorial Box Carved by Richard Colbran
- Carving of the Towneley Oak by Richard Colbran
- Club Projects
- Carving the Austrian by Norman Jackson
- Step by Step Demos