Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
there are sets and there are sets.
I would buy just the profiles you need for the job
and add more as you gain experience.
if you can find some Bass Wood, that would be good to practice with.
get to know the tool and how it acts in your hands.
not just the tools, but you must have the knowledge of how to properly
sharpen them and keep them sharp. a dull gouge is a dangerous tool !!!
carving is fun !! but can be extremely frustrating if you don't have the
skill, patience, correct tools and correct wood to start with.
and since you are in the UK, it may be a little more difficult to find
the tools and wood there that we take for granted here in the U.S.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 11-13-2018 at 06:45 PM.