Saturday, July 11, 2009


E. J. Tangerman, considered one of Americans foremost authorities on woodcarving, stated in his Book "Whittling and Woodcarving" (1936); the following: "Most people have the urge to create - to make something worth while with their hands. Whittling and woodcarving satisfy that urge, with a minimum of investment in time and materials. To whittle, you need only a pocketknife and the side of a discarded box. To carve, add a few chisels and a carpet-covered board for a worktable." Any readers have any thoughts of Mr. Tangermans words? Is Mr. Tangerman laying out a difference between "whittling" and "woodcarving"? Is this a difference between a "whittler" and a "carver".

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