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I left that owl as is and went and carved a wood wizard, carved the same style as the owl. I carve the make it up as you go method, that is why I mentioned I plan on taking up the pencil and carve the next character ,in the round. I am making myself some different carving knives/tools, more directed toward small detail blades. I can rough out with my bigger carving utensils but the fine stuff needs smaller blades.
 
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I left that owl as is and went and carved a wood wizard, carved the same style as the owl. I carve the make it up as you go method, that is why I mentioned I plan on taking up the pencil and carve the next character ,in the round. I am making myself some different carving knives/tools, more directed toward small detail blades. I can rough out with my bigger carving utensils but the fine stuff needs smaller blades.
Let's see the wizard!
 
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Yep, next time I get it out to resume carving I will get a pic or two, sidelined it for a bit as I have 3 vehicles I need to get ready for safety check and tires,oil changed for the summer season.
 
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Very nice. What knife are you using?
One I just made that looks like your Moira and a small flat chisel blade I also made from an old dull jigsaw blade. I like to make my own tools so the next one will be a blade with a slight hook to the blade, down turned to be used with a slight pulling action.
 
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One I just made that looks like your Moira and a small flat chisel blade I also made from an old dull jigsaw blade. I like to make my own tools so the next one will be a blade with a slight hook to the blade, down turned to be used with a slight pulling action.
Cool... do you sell your handmade knives?
 
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Cool... do you sell your handmade knives?
I only make one as I go, they are nothing special and usually made from some tool steel I have on hand. I started working in the forge at home when I was 9 years old and have fancied working with steel to make tools ever since so I keep a lot of worn out or scrap steel around. There is a very nice carving set sold by Lee Valley tools but I am too cheap to spend the $100. on a hobby tool set...LOL
Flexcut carving knives,https://www.leevalley.com/en-ca/sho...ves/31090-flexcut-carving-knives?item=06D0516
 
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I agree that they are a bit more than I want to splurge on a set unless I get deeper into this detail carving, if I do then maybe but since I can make any blade shape I want or need then more likely I will just continue adding my own shaped blades to my setup.
I did a bit of detail cleanup on two of the characters tonight,
 
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Yes, the scratches were all there made with the knives but they just don`t stand out so following over them with a very fine tip in the wood burning tool made show up much better.
What kind of wood burner do you have?
I've been looking at some on ebay - actually found one exactly like I had when I was about eight years old (can't believe my parents let me use it unattended.:p )
I'm tempted to get it, but I remember it took a loooong time to heat up, was hard to manipulate, and pretty much sucked.
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Then there's Plaid
 
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What kind of wood burner do you have?
I've been looking at some on ebay - actually found one exactly like I had when I was about eight years old (can't believe my parents let me use it unattended.:p )
I'm tempted to get it, but I remember it took a loooong time to heat up, was hard to manipulate, and pretty much sucked.
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Then there's Plaid

I have the set in the link below,

https://www.bittychoice.com/product...ourd?currency=USD&variant=31616098533472&utm_
 
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