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Hello all, I have been working with wood for over 50 years, in one way or another. I spent 20 years as a US Marine. Working mostly in the electronics field. I have been a motorcycle mechanic and I have been a Lapidary and silversmith since the 1960's. About 20 years ago I started wood carving. First duck decoys (working for a small carving Co.)and small animals. After I retired I stated doing antique repair mostly turning and remaking missing pieces. Lately I have been working with smaller and smaller carvings and making the tools that it takes to do them. I hope to do some netsuke carving before my eye sight gets any worse. I ran across this site and it looks like you guys can teach me a lot.

Here is a site of some of my work and messes.









Richard L. Rombold


Springfield, Or .97478

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Welcome Richard.


I had a very nice breakfast this morning. Cold coffee, dried-up cheese on my bread, but what a nice photoalbum!

(We have a new winner in the 'who-has-the-most-tools-competition'!)

I like your home-made tools.

Looks like we can learn from you.

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Hello Richard!


Welcome to The Carving Path Forum, and thank you for the good introduction. It is great to look through your photo albums. You have a few projects left in that wood supply! I really like the bowling ball solution on the two-ended carving bench! The forum members have posted various ideas for weighted holding tools for metals carving, and this looks like it is very useful.



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