• From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges

    I am interested in what you have available in Stubai tools. Also, do you sell or know where to get an 8000 grit diamond plate?

    Steve

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    2012/09/06 at 3:10 am
    • From Mary May on All About Gouges

      Hi Steve,
      If you go to the web site www.stubaiusa.com, you can see a list of tools available. I also sell the 8000 grit diamond stone - (but am still in the process of updated that part of my web site) E-mail me directly at marymaycarving@yahoo.com and we can discuss the process of ordering.

      Thank you!

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      2012/09/06 at 7:55 am
  • From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

    I am interested in what you have available in Stubai tools. Also, do you sell or know where to get an 8000 grit diamond plate?

    Steve

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    2012/09/06 at 3:10 am
    • From Mary May on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

      Hi Steve,
      If you go to the web site www.stubaiusa.com, you can see a list of tools available. I also sell the 8000 grit diamond stone - (but am still in the process of updated that part of my web site) E-mail me directly at marymaycarving@yahoo.com and we can discuss the process of ordering.

      Thank you!

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      2012/09/06 at 7:55 am
  • From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges

    Do you recommend any particular brand of chisels? Pfeil doesn't seem to have all the sizes you mentioned (such as the # 3, 3mm. Do you sell tools?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    2012/09/04 at 7:28 pm
    • From Bonnie Luidl on All About Gouges

      I am just starting to learn carving, I belong to a carving club and am having a ball. I also started with a flexcut set of tools. I desperately need to learn how to sharpen them, cotton wood bark really dulls the tools because of the sand etc. In it. I also have used oak, very hard, password and, my favorite, so far, butternut. I really am glad I found your website, and plan to continue with your lessons.

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      2016/10/13 at 10:15 am
    • From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges

      Ok, I'm a bit dense. Pfeil does make a # 3, 3mm straight gouge. I was looking at fishtail gouges. A 3mm fishtail would seem to be hard to do since it is so small. So far, I haven't found a # 8, 10mm Pfeil fishtail.

      Steve

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      2012/09/04 at 9:06 pm
      • From Mary May on All About Gouges

        Steve,
        Fishtails are available in most brands starting from 5 or 6mm width. Also, #8 is usually the highest curvature (the higher the number the more curved). If Pfeil doesn't have a #8 fishtail, that's not that big of deal. Quite often the benefits of fishtails are in the #3 through #5 where they can really help in being able to get into tight areas with the sharp corners. Once they get a larger curve, that benefit of fishtails gets less. The larger the curvature, the less different between the straight and fishtail gouges.

        I sell the Stubai tools (www.stubaiusa.com) which are Austrian tools. They are good quality and a good price. I haven't really set up my site yet to advertise this yet. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you want to talk about purchasing the Stubai tools.

        Thanks!
        Mary

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        2012/09/05 at 8:05 am
  • From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

    Do you recommend any particular brand of chisels? Pfeil doesn't seem to have all the sizes you mentioned (such as the # 3, 3mm. Do you sell tools?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    2012/09/04 at 7:28 pm
    • From Bonnie Luidl on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

      I am just starting to learn carving, I belong to a carving club and am having a ball. I also started with a flexcut set of tools. I desperately need to learn how to sharpen them, cotton wood bark really dulls the tools because of the sand etc. In it. I also have used oak, very hard, password and, my favorite, so far, butternut. I really am glad I found your website, and plan to continue with your lessons.

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      2016/10/13 at 10:15 am
    • From Steve Prilliman on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

      Ok, I'm a bit dense. Pfeil does make a # 3, 3mm straight gouge. I was looking at fishtail gouges. A 3mm fishtail would seem to be hard to do since it is so small. So far, I haven't found a # 8, 10mm Pfeil fishtail.

      Steve

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      2012/09/04 at 9:06 pm
      • From Mary May on All About Gouges - Beginner Lesson #3

        Steve,
        Fishtails are available in most brands starting from 5 or 6mm width. Also, #8 is usually the highest curvature (the higher the number the more curved). If Pfeil doesn't have a #8 fishtail, that's not that big of deal. Quite often the benefits of fishtails are in the #3 through #5 where they can really help in being able to get into tight areas with the sharp corners. Once they get a larger curve, that benefit of fishtails gets less. The larger the curvature, the less different between the straight and fishtail gouges.

        I sell the Stubai tools (www.stubaiusa.com) which are Austrian tools. They are good quality and a good price. I haven't really set up my site yet to advertise this yet. Let me know if you have any more questions or if you want to talk about purchasing the Stubai tools.

        Thanks!
        Mary

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        2012/09/05 at 8:05 am
  • From Charles Oelsner on What videos would you like to see?

    I would like to be able to carve a drapery swag.
    I tried to carve a draped cross (sometimes called a "Shrouded Cross") as a simple beginner's project, but after two tries the drapery is all wrong. Your "Drapery Style Linenfold Carving" video was helpful for hanging ends of drapery, but a swag is my downfall. Folds can shrink, sometimes to a mere split or nothing at all, or tuck under another fold. Help.
    Thanks again for all the help your online videos have been.
    Charles

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    2012/08/31 at 4:18 pm
    • From Mary May on What videos would you like to see?

      Charles, A beautiful example of something similar to what you are wanting to carve. Look at the areas where the drapery is sharp, where it is soft. Absolutely beautiful example of drapery with a linenfold end! Hope the link works. Let me know if it doesn't. Rheims Cathedral.

      Rheims Cathedral -linen fold panel
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      2012/09/13 at 11:42 pm