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Jodie A

Good Afternoon From Rhod Island

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My name is Jodie and I am from Rhode Island in the USA. I guess you could call me a rookie whittler? Small figure carver maybe.

 

I am Legally blind 20/400 aquity and highly nearsighted which makes whittling/carving more interesting :-)

 

I am still figuring out how to make certain cuts in the right spots to get the results I want. I am currently using scraps of 1x2's and some downed tree wood by my apartment to practice with. I purchased a set of knives that are razor sharp and the removable tips come in all types of shapes and size. Already cut myself twice.

 

My 2 projects I am working on is a small dog from a 1x2 piece of scrap wood. And an old ladies face from a downed tree limb. The woman's face has been sitting for awhile as I have been stuck on proportions and needing to tend to other life issues.

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Get yourself a Kevlar/stainless mesh woodcarving glove for your off hand.

May not stop a blade completely, but they will lessen the damage to your vulnerable bits.

Buy some good bandages too, the fancy high tech waterproof ones are worth the extra cost.

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