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« on: June 06, 2006 11:04:17 AM »

My dad has said on more than a few occassions that he would love to learn woodcarving.  now that he's retired he's driving my mom crazy'casue he doesn't have a whole lot to do, and he is a bit of a workaholic.  so i thought that i would get him a woodcarvers kit (it has all the basic tools--i think there are maybe 10 or 12 blades?). 

i would like to include a tutorial, because as far as i know he doesn't know much about it.  i'm not sure where to find a good one--i'd like one that i can download or something rather than a purchased one, but in a pinch a purchased one will do. 

any reccommendations?  also, what kind of wood does one need to carve with?  i'd like to include a small block of something so he can open his present and get started right away.  another question:  is there anything else i need to include in his kit? 

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2006 12:04:25 AM »

Here's a few links you may want to check out.

http://www.woodcarvers.org/faq.htm

http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/pattern-downloads.php

http://www.thesculpturestudio.com/carving_wood.htm

http://www.thesculpturestudio.com/wood_types.htm

For the record, I know nothing about wood carving, but I really like this idea.

Also, where did you buy/find the kit?
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006 05:43:20 PM »

ooh oooh oooh those are great sites!  thanks so much!  i am pretty sure based on all of that i can put together a tutorial, even without knowing much about it!  when i googled woodworking, i got a bunch of magazine sites...not that helpful. 

i got the kit at my local Michael's of all places!  I saw it a while ago and immediately thought i would get it for him for Christmas, but i don't have a dad's day gift in mind, so this will definitely work. 

thanks vicille!
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