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    In my experience, used tools typically go for...

    In my experience, used tools typically go for about 1/2 new price, so I would say you did OK. The problem, I've found, with purchasing used tools often lies more with the previous owner(s) and their...
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    Sticky: Count me in. Thanks!

    Count me in. Thanks!
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    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of...

    I have a 1/3 HP Foredom. The foot control of mine does not have a way to set a max RPM, but if one is handy, I don't know why something couldn't be rigged to limit the pedal travel. I don't think...
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    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm...

    I typically seal all my basswood carvings if I'm going to paint them. I usually apply one coat of water based Minwax sanding sealer if I'm going to paint with acrylics and want the grain to show...
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    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. ...

    I hand-hold the carvings when I make them. They're too fragile to hold any other way, that I know of.

    90% of the work is done with a carving knife, with the balance done with various gouges and...
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    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses...

    I'm asked this question a lot, as I carve roses in both basswood and butternut. They start as a single piece of wood, and with a lot of luck, stay that way 'til finished.

    I would say they carve...
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    4-jaw chucks on sale @ Grizzly's

    Just an FYI.... 5) 4-jaw chucks @ 46% off.

    https://www.grizzly.com/search?q=(altcategory:%22Summer+Sale+Specials%22)+AND+(category:%22Wood+Chucks%22)
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    http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/blog/2017/09/15/...

    http://woodcarvingillustrated.com/blog/2017/09/15/comparing-carving-gloves/
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    I have a Wecheer handpiece and use it on my...

    I have a Wecheer handpiece and use it on my Foredom. I can only assume the reverse would work.
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    I would say yes, one brand would be as easy as...

    I would say yes, one brand would be as easy as another, assuming you're comparing the same size and shape of tool. Different shapes present different levels of difficulty in sharpening.

    Dropping...
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    I think you'll find, regardless of the brand or...

    I think you'll find, regardless of the brand or quality of the tool, at some point you're going to have to put it to sandpaper, stone, or diamond plate. Drop one on a concrete floor, cutting edge...
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    Thanks for posting this, Peter. I have an old...

    Thanks for posting this, Peter. I have an old Putnam with the 1 1/8 x 12 tpi drive, and have been looking for sources of accessories.
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    I guess I'm a bit confused by this. To me, an...

    I guess I'm a bit confused by this. To me, an "in-channel" gouge has the bevel on the inside curve of the tool (opposed to the outside) and I wouldn't say it has a "heel". If this is the kind of...
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    I use a power sharpener that I built to sharpen...

    I use a power sharpener that I built to sharpen all my carving tools, including the V. It has 9" wheels with emery paper and leather wheels that turn at 400-450 RPM. This works well for me, as it...
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    Yes, that is correct.... not all basswood is...

    Yes, that is correct.... not all basswood is created equal. Do some googleing, and you'll find basswood grows in most every state from the middle of the US to the East coast, with Wisconsin having...
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    Good advice from Mike (an outstanding carver). ...

    Good advice from Mike (an outstanding carver). Agreeing with, and adding to, what he said:

    Carving purists will tell you there are three types of carvings: in the round; relief (sometimes called...
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    Basswood is probably most carvers go-to wood.......

    Basswood is probably most carvers go-to wood.... Tight grain, which holds detail well, and easy to carve... if you get the good stuff. Northern basswood is my favorite... Wisconsin, Minnesota, etc. ...
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    I make a power strop for my woodcarving tools...

    I make a power strop for my woodcarving tools using MDF for the wheels ( 8" x 1.5"). In years past, I've used 3M 8001 weatherstrip adhesive. The past couple of years I've gone to contact cement. ...
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    Thought I would weigh in on this one... I'm a...

    Thought I would weigh in on this one... I'm a woodcarver who is finding an interest in turning to make my own bases, handles, etc.

    I make a sharpener and use (like the video above) MDF for the...
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    That's good advice. None of your carving knives...

    That's good advice. None of your carving knives should have a secondary bevel.
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    I used MS "Snipping Tool". (Comes with Windows)....

    I used MS "Snipping Tool". (Comes with Windows). Snip what's on screen. Save it as a .jpg and insert as image.
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    Al, In Word 2007, insert text using "WordArt",...

    Al,

    In Word 2007, insert text using "WordArt", set the text type and size. You can flip horizontally.

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    If printing on a laser printer or copying machine, both using toner cartridges,...
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    Some very good advice here. +1 on getting good...

    Some very good advice here. +1 on getting good tools vs. getting cheaper-to-try-it tools. Warren makes a very good point on re-selling if needed.

    I teach a beginners class and I share with them...
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    Thank you for taking the time in providing a very...

    Thank you for taking the time in providing a very detailed response. Much appreciated.
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    I put a couple coats of sanding sealer on the...

    I put a couple coats of sanding sealer on the wheel and dry overnight. I use rubber cement to hold the paper to the wheel. This will allow the paper to be easily removed and replaced as it wears...
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