Friday, December 21, 2012
Why do I whittle? Besides the obvious, I whittle because it involves only the knife. This means that as long as I have my pocket knife and a piece of wood with me, I can whittle. No problems when I'm sitting outside under a tree on a bench. But I like to whittle where ever I am. This means Doctors waiting rooms, my own living room, restaurants, and car repair shops.
The secret to whittling any and every where is leaving no mess. I try to pull a waste basket between my knees when I'm sitting in a waiting room . It does take some skill to place every sliver and chip into the waste basket right from the knife.
Here's a "rule of thumb". The smaller the sliver or chip of wood that you remove, the more likely it will drop directly into the waste basket. Or on a napkin in a restaurant. It's only when you cut off larger slivers and chip that they go flying every where.
Try it you'll see what I mean.