Let’s talk about woodcarving

Let’s talk about woodcarving 2017-06-26T23:59:57-04:00
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New Carving Tools Coming

I just got email from the folks at Schaaf Tools indicating that they expect to be offering some additional tool profiles sometime in November, just in time for the holiday season. One of the things I noticed was that there are fishtails included in the sets that seem to match up with the profiles that Mary suggests for beginner tool profiles. There was no prices posted but I suspect that since their original set is extremely reasonable and very high quality, that these will be too. One thing I noticed was that they didn't mention that the sets will include tool rolls but they did include that information to me in personal emails. The tool roll that comes with their original large set is hard to beat.

For those of you that haven't tried their original tool set out I can definitely recommend them. You do need to be prepared to spend some time "commissioning" them to your desired bevel angles, as compared to the super expensive "high-end" brand but the tools and cost savings are worth it.  Have fun.

https://www.schaaftools.com/so/54MpKJieS?cid=667ed716-3320-44e4-be66-e3ce77fe57f1#/main

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73A9w5IMCmk&t=9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp0oOxgo9mM

 

A while back I bought a set of the Schaaf tools and donated them to my carving club in the hopes that some members would expand their carving skills from strictly knife carving to gouge carving. One of our members honed the tools and I can finally say that a few members have started using them to do some relief carving. I tried the tools myself and found them to be very good quality for the price and would recommend them as an economical alternative to the much pricier (but hard to beat) Pfeil tools.  I will admit that most of my tools are from Pfeil but I acquired them piece-by-piece over a 40 year period. If I was just starting and felt I needed a set I'd take a long hard look at the Schaaf tools.