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Johnm Chase
04-07-2009, 1:07 PM
My wife has jumped in feet first into chip carving. I would like to get her a nice decorative handle, chip carving tool set. what would you recommend.
I have seen several, and steel quality is very important.
I am not familiar enough with the tools so I am looking for suggestions.
Her birthday is the 16th this month hopefully Ill have time to get them mail order...

Clara Koss
04-07-2009, 1:14 PM
cant help but happy b-day you are a nice hubby!!!!:o

Daniel Heine
04-07-2009, 1:28 PM

I have been chip carving for several years, and I only use 1 knife. There is also a stab knife, but I have never used it. If you want to get her something nice, and assuming she does not already have one, get her a Wayne Barton Deluxe chip carving knife or a Ron Wells chip carving knife. A very nice tool for practicing is a "Stamp and Chip" kit. It stamps chip carving patterns onto a blank peice of wood. My final suggestion would be a t-square, a qualoty compass and some good, thin mechanical pencils.


Johnm Chase
04-07-2009, 8:01 PM
thanks for the suggestions. as far as patterns go my wife uses t-shirt transfer pattern paper she finds a design she likes transfers it to the computer and prints it on the transfer paper then uses an iron to transfer the pattern to the wood