Beginner Carving Set

cookie8February 17, 2013

Hi, my 10 yr old daughter wants a carving set for her birthday. I bought a set for my son a few years back and it was on the more expensive side but didn't work that well. Should I buy individual pieces or how would you choose a set? Fixed blade set? Any tips for a young beginner starting out? Thanks.

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brickeyee

" carving set"

As in wood carving?

Look around Woodcraft.

Quality carving chisels are not inexpensive.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:50PM
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HandyMac

The link below lists two beginners sets, one is the chisel variety and the other the chip carving variety.

Those are very inexpensive, probably intended for softer woods.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amazon

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 10:02PM
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brickeyee

A $13 wood carving set is going to have metal so soft it will serve only to frustrate the user.

It is Chinese made junk.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 5:39PM
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cookie8

Thanks. I found these sets at Lee Valley. Look good?

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=31103&cat=1,130,43332,43334&ap=1

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 6:22PM
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HandyMac

Those are decent---but remember, they require final sharpening or will not work up to intended standards.

That means you need sharpening equipment as well. And leqarning the proper sharpening techniques.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 2:14PM
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brickeyee

Lee valley at least has a decent reputation, and they claim the steel claims is appropriately hardened.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 2:15PM
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