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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 7:44 am    Post subject: Need advice: Whittling Hobby         Reply with quote

Every winter I try to take the time indoors to pick up an inexpensive and time consuming hobby. I have two this year, I am learning tin whistle and I am going to try my hand again at whittling. I have a nice knife on order already, a pukko shaped whittler with about a 2 and 3/8 inch high carbon blade from Kauhavan Puukkopaja (the knife company in Finland). What I was wondering though, was what types of wood make for good learning attempts with whittling, or what types of wood people use for their hobby?

Any help or advice is very welcome, and if you have pics of your work, post them as well.

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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Need advice: Whittling Hobby         Reply with quote

Mike Arledge wrote:
What I was wondering though, was what types of wood make for good learning attempts with whittling, or what types of wood people use for their hobby?


I haven't done much whittling for years, and I never got into the really fancy ball-inna-box kind of stuff, but I did do a bit in Scouts. What I started out with was tulip poplar. It's pretty fine grained, but also pretty soft (one of the softest hardwoods). Probably about the best thing to learn on, I'd guess.
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My Fiance's Uncle sells a lot of wood at carving shows. (Tuckaway Timber http://www.tuckawaytimber.com/ ) One of his most popular woods for carving is Butternut. It is also a "soft" hardwood and has similar grain to walnut (in fact some folks call it "white" walnut).
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Mike Arledge




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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys, that is helpful.
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Dec, 2007 8:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a nice site about exotic woods with lots of content and pictures:
http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec, 2007 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Interesting tid-bit of information- atleast to me,

John Paul II was quite the whittler in his youth and young adult life.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Dec, 2007 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Interesting tid-bit of information- atleast to me,

John Paul II was quite the whittler in his youth and young adult life.


John Paul was a very very cool guy. I think that is very interesting about him, as I had not come accross that before.

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