Monday, April 24, 2017

Whittling TIP

One of the great joys of whittling is its portability. Carrying a piece of wood in your pocket with your pocket knife lets you whittle anywhere.  However, sharp edges on the wood can cause discomfort in your pocket as well as when holding the wood to whittle.

I like to knock all the sharp edges off the wood before putting it into my pocket or when getting ready to carve/whittle.


Anonymous said...

Hello, just came across your blog today. I'm very interested in starting some whittling. What kind of scrap wood do you use?

Tom H said...

Basswood is the preferred wood for carving, especially for the newer whittler. Its clear straight grain holds detail very well.
Thanks for the comment.