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Conner Michaux

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  1. I was looking at this 35mm gouge, I pretty much have no idea what size I should look for, but I was thinking that bigger means more wood removal, and then once the bulk of it is carved out I go in with a small hook knife and finish up. https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pfeil-swiss-made-7-sweep-bent-gouge-35-mm-full-size
  2. Would something like this work? https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pfeil-swiss-made-8-sweep-spoon-gouge-10-mm-full-size EDIT Never mind that is only 10mm wide, to small.
  3. Unfortunately I found the perfect gouge for what I want to do but it’s 80$ from Phiel. I’m looking for a bent gouge because I’ll be carving out bowl shapes, but those seem to be much for expensive so I may have to settle for a non bent gouge.
  4. That’s for all the input, I definitely can’t afford the Pfiel gouges. I’ll get the best I can afford
  5. @Chris Christenberry Pm sent, Thanks.
  6. This isn’t exactly a knifemaking related question, I can remove this thread if needed. I’m looking for some wood carving gouges and I was wondering if any of you guys have any experience in that field. Where should I look to get a few? I’m looking for one about 1” wide. Ive done some looking online and all I can really find is the cheapo tools. I will eventually try to make one but don’t have time right now.
  7. That’s cool, did I miss it In the article or is there a lock preventing it from popping open in your pocket?
  8. No complaints here, it’s held an edge well and it’s very comfortable to hold.
  9. Looks like it would be a cool thing to make. It’s basically a draw knife for steel right? Has anyone ever made one? How would you be able to put enough pressure on it without it snapping in two? I assume you would harden it and not temper but that would be to brittle to do anyhing. Ive seen a video of someone using it, for think the would be a cool thing to learn.
  10. @Alex Middleton That little knife is serving me well.
  11. I guess I’ll finish it, why not. I’ll test my heat treat and see how this thing holds up to a few chopping tests. Almost done filing the bevels anyway. I want to use curly Mango scales for it.
  12. the thing is, to get a 14” file from carradi I have to buy a set of them. And I can’t just drop 130$ on files. I’ll email them and ask if it’s possible to get 1 or 2 of them. I’ll check out the bahco files too.
  13. Have any of you heard of Corrodi files? https://www.corradishop.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxNH41fKh5gIViaDsCh1m4g7WEAMYASAAEgJYzfD_BwE. Ive been looking for a 14 inch Nicholson, can’t find one so I’ve started looking for other file brands. Corrodi, an Italian company has a set of six 14 inch files, it comes with 2 flat files 2 half rounds and 2 round. They seem like very high quality tools. The set is 130$ shipped. That’s probably what you would pay for 6 14” Nicholson’s... I think? I’m just wondering if anyone has ever heard of them or used them. Heres a direct link to t
  14. That’s a great idea, I’m definitely going to try that, if you don’t mind.
  15. Sorry all, I’ve gotta pull out of Christmas kith. I haven’t got my propane forge running yet, and my coal forge will melt a knife in seconds. And I just don’t have time to get it done in time. I’ll be in for 2020 kith though.
  16. I’m thinking this chopper may turn into a few smaller blades, I have a hard time keeping interest in a project which is unfortunate. I’m never satisfied with anything which makes it extremely difficult to make knives. I was going to turn it into a Nakiri instead but the only design I sketched up I was satisfied with has a full flat, and I know for a fact that I will become disinterested and end up wasting a lot of steel. I get a decent bit into a knife, then see a different one that take some my interest more then I lose interest in the current project. Anyone have the same issue? T
  17. I don’t even have to read to the post to click the follow button. All I saw was the picture, gonna be one heck of a blade!
  18. Love me some birds! Mine is loud enough, a whole flock of them must be waaaay worse. Very pretty though.
  19. Correction, the titebond is okay for indirect food contact. Looks looks like I won’t be using that.
  20. I’ve just noticed two very small cracks opening up in the kuksa I’ve been carving, is there a food safe filler or sealer I can use to stop the crack from splitting even further? This is a drinking vessel so it will have a number of liquids, some of which will be hot. So I need a filler that won’t leach into my drink. Titebond 3 is FDA approved to be used in cracks on food preparation surfaces, but I’m not sure if that’s okay for a drinking vessel. Any ideas? Thanks. Sorry this isn’t exactly knife related, but I’m sure some of you are woodworkers.
  21. Welcome to the forum. A good question to ask first is, are you equipped with the tooling and skills required to forge a billet of Damascus? And do you have any experience with forging?
  22. Roughly 5 hours in to the Kuksa, I just joined a bushcraft forum to learn more about these amazing drinking vessels, I’m aiming to fit 8 ounces or so minimum in it. It’s a deeper bowl that the pic shows, it’s coming along much faster than I though. It’s actually quite satisfying to carve, watching the little shavings curl and fall off the end of the knife. Time goes by very quickly when I carve. I’ll be starting a spoon this weekend when I go camping. Sadly I won’t be able to use this kuksa for another 6 months or so, gotta let it dry out as slow as possible so it doesn’t crack. You can see
  23. I finally got my hands on some green wood, I’m going to try out carving, this particular piece is for a Kuksa, I learned about them and have been absolutely obsessed with the idea of making one ever since. The wood is cherry, this piece was quite big until I sawed it in half. I’m trying to stay away from power tools on this one, I only cut it and flattened a surface with power. Everything else from here will be with a saw, carving knife and a hook knife. The guy I bought it from through in some curly pear to justify the shipping cost, it looked like it will have some beautiful grain. And oh m
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