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Just got my first real carving chisel! (woot)

Discussion in 'Hand Made Signs' started by signmeup, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I've been carving since I was 9 years old and the tools I have are all cobbled or handmade. I've never purchased a real honest to gosh carving chisel. I figured after all this time I deserved a little treat so I ordered a chisel from The Best Things. It's a beaut... an Ashley Illes 3/4" swept 90 degree V parting tool. (whew!)
    I will give a full report on the next project that I get to use it on.

    BTW... The Best Things got it to me very fast. Top marks to them. They must know how we all hate to wait for shiny things to come in the mail.
     
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    By the way you use your other tools and hardware, looking forward to seeing what that chisel can do in your hands.
     
  3. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Isn't she beautiful?
     

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    sfr table hockey Very Active Member

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    Oh man...... it got bent in shipping........

    Don't tell me that you did that letting in the backgound with that.... or did you.......

    tools are fun..
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    Bent!!?? Heathen! :Big Laugh

    (The lettering was done with my trusty sandblaster and cheap-*** Desay plotter.)
     
  6. signage

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    Now don't drop it, or let it roll off the table behind the cabinet!

    Now go make some chips!
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I'm gonna name her Wendy.
     
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    Sweet! Can't wait to see what you can do with it.

    Mind me asking where you got it?
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    Wendy's V is quite sexy! Enjoy it Adrian. I'm still loving my new cue stick :) Oh, yesterday I bought me a brand new shiny pick axe along with a wood chopping axe. Still pristine...
     
  12. mrchips

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    That is one solid looking tool! After seeing the price, I'm glad I bought most of mine long ago.

    I'm curious why you went with the bent tool?

    Make Chip$!

    Joe

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     
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    signmeup Major Contributor

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    I figured it would keep my hands up off the work when i finish a tapered cut... like a V cut that starts and ends with a sharp point. I may modify it with a shorter fatter handle so i can get closer to the blade and still get the butt in my palm. I'll use it as is for a while.
     
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    Makes sense.

    Thanks!

    Joe,

    Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!
     
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