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Hi All from Northern Ontario (canada) http://www.deepwoods....com/index.html On the homepage of the above link is a very "generous" video by Paul Jones (Deep Woods Ventures inc.) . He's a second-generation, one-man, part-time, traditional toolmaker who does things --- well --- argh --- "our way" KISSocrates... I say generous, because as a man selling his business wares, he shows you everything in the backroom, and in only 13 minutes - well done - informative, inspiring... Maybe someone should invite him on board... he "belongs"!!! PS: There is as much learn from purusing the background of his shop as there is from Paul himself... Maybe this only hits home with me because I am exploring the making of traditional carving tools, (gouges, v-tools, etc) This sort of video is rare in my experience (I've been researching intensely for two years). If anyone else out there has seen "anything" approaching this caliber, please share a link... Rob PS: I'm new to the "path" (hmmm? sounds spiritual) and would like to extend my appreciation to all the "generous" others who are passing on the tradition - Thanks, I'm a learner, not a teacher, so this means a lot to the eager-minded...
Well, with Stephen Myers Book, I tried to make some gravers for bone carving [definitely should have come here first, this tutorial is much better ---> ."]http://www.thecarvin..._dowel+graver]. Anyways, I don't think my gravers came out to well (see pics) and now I'm wondering if I should just scrap these and start over? Or, if someone more skilled in tool making could clue me in on how I can make these better? Also, I've read on around the forum about different tool making techniques, but I haven't come across any discussion on something along the lines of the "do's and dont's of tool making" (maybe there isn't any? or maybe depends on what your carving/ how you are carving?) Well, I hope to suck up some knowledge here. Cheers, Alex R.