StephenC Posted March 24, 2013 Report Share Posted March 24, 2013 Hello Folks, Thank you for the welcoming comments. After quite some time reading and a lot of learning I have managed to make some tools. Photo attached (I think). The handles are ½ inch dowel and just temporary until I can ask a friend to turn something a bit better. I was amazed to find that they will make a nice clean cut in boxwood. I only used hand tools and found the most useful item was Flexi-cut gold on cereal cardboard and lots of patience. These are the successes - there were many failures of shape and tempering which will be re-worked. The tempering is a bit quesswork at the moment there is a lot to watch as well as trying not to incur burns. I still need to try to make more S. Myrhe scrapers as I cannot quite get the geometry of the plane surfaces correct. Moving on a bit towards actually trying some carving I realise I shall need some larger tools to do the initial roughing out. I was thinking of U J Ramelson set of carving tools which consists of the following:- 5/16 Bent Gouge; 9/64 Gouge; 3/8 Chisel ; 9/64 Bent V; 3/8 Skew; 3/8 Bent Chisel. There is a supplier in the UK and the price is within my budget. I was wondering if these would be useful for roughing out and whether anyone actually can recommend them? The set is available with palm or straight handles. Which would be best? Many thanks in advance, Stephen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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