I made a few more chips on a small wooden shoe, clog, that I started on last week. Very enjoyable to catch a vision for what the end result will look like.
Here’s some more ideas on using a glove to improve your grip when carving
Thanks, Gary, for sharing this information with me so I can pass it on to everyone else!
How to improve your grip when carving
I hadn’t thought of this until the other day when I was working on making knife handles in my shop.
When I was at the auto parts store I picked up some work gloves to help me hold knife blades during the handle process. I thought the sticky glove surface would help improve my grip. And it sure did!
I picked up a completed knife with the gloves on and my grip was locked on the handle with little effort! Why hadn’t I thought of this before?
Do you have trouble gripping your knife? Maybe your hands aren’t as strong as they used to be. Consider giving these gloves a try!
This Grease Monkey brand meets my needs. I’ll guess Harbor Freight and others sell them as well. I paid $10 for 10 pair.
Marty,One thing that continues to confuse me. You sharpen a bevel onto your knives. While Wayne Barton says to sharpen the knife to where there is no bevel. You both make very similar knives. So who’s right? Or what is the logic behind these two positions?
Quick question for you.
If I were to get some natural edge basswood boards from my mill, would you be interested in purchasing a board or two?
I need to know if it is worth my time to add some of these boards to my stock. I don’t know the price yet but I’m guessing it will be slightly more than milled edge basswood. Reply to this email if interested or post a reply in the comments below.
I went to my mill this morning to pick up a basswood log to cut and turn into bowls for chip carving. Of course I couldn’t leave with just one log, right! 😉
I found some nice basswood and butternut boards that I’m sure to find a good use for. If you have some project ideas or want me to make you something, let me know.