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xx   KNIFE
xx   TOOL

Enxo, an ancient one-handed carving tool used to rough stock down to size with speed and accuracy.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 64

How to make small carving tools (V-tool, gouge, chisel, and skew) using a MAPP torch for forging and an electric burner (hotplate) for annealing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #72 Apr 1999 pg. 68

Know your knives. Tips on choosing the right tools for wood carving.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1994 (v.84#11) pg. 57

Cogelow skew-gouges. A comprehensive description of the set of 17 skewed gouges manufactured by Henry Taylor Tools (Sheffield, England).
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1990 (v.37#5) pg. 66

Customizing woodcarving knives. How to modify handles and blades of stock knives. Includes tips on sharpening, whittling, stropping and testing for sharpness.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 62

How to use dental burrs for power-tool carving.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1991 (v.38#3) pg. 65

Box jointed pair of pliers. Three operating pairs of wooden pliers are joined together and carved from a single piece of wood. Includes instructions on how to fabricate an ultra-thin blade to cut the hinges without cracking or splitting the wood.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 47

Tips on using polyester scrubbing material (such as 3M's Scotch Brite) for wood removal and for smoothing surfaces. Ideal for use when woodcarving using a rotary tool or flexible shaft.
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 66

Using colored paint to indentify files and rifflers.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 111

Making a carving knife from an old straight razor.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1995 (v.42#4) pg. 59

How to use stamping tools to apply texture to woodcarvings. Includes tips on making a stamping tool.
CHIP CHATS Sep-Oct 1997 (v.44#5) pg. 51

Time to sharpen. (1) Sharpening scrapers. (2) Using a burnisher to get into an area of a woodcarving that needs to be shaped and finished.
CHIP CHATS Mar-Apr 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 89

Tips on using and sharpening shortbent V's, backbent V's, and Scimitars.
CHIP CHATS Nov-Dec 1998 (v.45#6) pg. 43

Selection and use of the traditional European woodcarving knife (schnitzmesser).
CHIP CHATS May-Jun 1999 (v.46#3) pg. 84

Tackling carving. No need for a set of special tools. Suggested tools with which to start are listed. From then on, let experience and need dictate purchase.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 35

How to make a small carving gouge from a hardened steel cut nail.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 19

Tip: Carving gouges ground so that the center of the edge is well back of the corners will speed up rough cutting without tearing out as much wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 82

Make a set of carving gouges. Grind the profiles that you need for your type of carving. Tells you how to shape the gouge, saw the tang, and fit the handle.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 73

A carver's tricks. (1) Make round-nose chisels from butt chisels. (2) Rotary honing strop for use in drill press. (3) Pinwheel sander for finishing contoured furniture parts.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 67

How to make a Swedish "Sloyd" knife for carving and how to carve a traditional Swedish wooden spoon.
FINE WOODWORKING #38 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 84

Tools for carving wood. Advice on selecting, sharpening and using an array of common carving tools.
FINE WOODWORKING #122 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 80
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 10

The ABC's of carving tools. A look at tools for the beginning carver and what each will do.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #585 Feb 1977 (v.73) pg. 126

A description of two new machines that carve wood for the hobbyist the way bigger units do for the furniture industry. The standard Hobbi-Carv, the Hobbi-Carve II and their accessories are described.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #595 Dec 1977 (v.73) pg. 86

Whittle a family portrait. How to sketch a persons face (from a photograph) onto a piece of wood and then carve the result in a simple relief carving. Includes tips on making your own carving tools.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #74 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 136

Whittling tools that hold an edge are made from cement nails and shaped into gouges using a propane torch, hammer and anvil.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #93 May-Jun 1985 pg. 81

Woodcarving tools and their care. How to select and sharpen chisels, parting tools and gouges used in woodcarving.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1977 (v.8#1) pg. 17

Unique work stand adapts the "Marlin Wood Carver" tool for carving in the round. Use it to make duplicate spindles and other furniture parts.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Fall 1978 (v.9#3) pg. 20

Tip: A surgeon's bone scraper is more useful than rifflers or files in cleaning up a detailed carving, such as bird feathers.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring 1980 (v.11#1) pg. 30

What to look for when you're shopping for a chisel for wood carving.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1980 (v.1#8) pg. 20

Decorative carving is easy with a fly cutter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1963 (v.119#4) pg. 194

"Hobbie-Carve" duplicating machine for a router makes you an expert woodcarver. Tips on its use. Est. cost: $75.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 188

Using Surform tools to produce wood sculpture and free-form works of art from tree branches.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1972 (v.138#5) pg. 81

Tip on using a lightweight air-impact hammer to do woodcarving with chisels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1976 (v.145#1) pg. 152

Getting started in woodcarving. Selecting tools and equipment. Looks at cutting tool styles, shapes, handles, woods, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #44 Aug 1988 (v.8#2) pg. 52

Carving tools. A look at the wide variety of chisels and gouges used for woodcarving.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 17

Chan's knife. A combination chisel and knife with a cutting edge that your push away. Made from heavy-duty hacksaw blade steel and fitted with a combination wooden handle and blade sheath.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #60 May 1991 (v.10#6) pg. 74

Ramblings of a patternmaker. (1) Sharpening carving tools. (2) How cutting tools react to different woods. (3) The numbering schemes applied to the various shapes of carving tools.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #3 Winter 1985-86 pg. 28

Basic tools for beginners to woodcarving.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #3 Winter 1985-86 pg. 32

Re-handle small carving tools with a longer handle that provides for two-hand gripping and better control.
SCALE WOODCRAFT #4 Spring 1986 pg. 14

A beginner's guide to basic woodcarving tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #7 Oct 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 42

How to shop smart for carving tools.
WOOD MAGAZINE #44 Aug 1991 (v.8#5) pg. 42, 69

Tip recommends cutting the fingers from old leather gloves and then slipping one onto your thumb when carving.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 14

Tip on cutting clean-edged holes in a wood carving using a custom-made chisel instead of a drill.
WOODCARVING #7 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Tips on reducing shock to arthritis-prone joints when using woodcarving mallets and carving tools.
WOODCARVING #8 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 6

Choose your chisels. Sound advice on choosing and using the tools of the carvers' trade.
WOODCARVING #18 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 69

Tip on making a thumb shield from a section of small diameter plastic pipe.
WOODCARVING #20 Oct 1995 pg. 5

Get a grip. A guide to the basics of workholders, cutting tools, and sharpening stones.
WOODCARVING #20 Oct 1995 pg. 69

Hands and tool handles. Part 2. Controlling your carving chisels. Looks at handle design, balance, etc.
WOODCARVING #21 Nov 1995 pg. 44

Test report on Pfeil woodcarving tools.
WOODCARVING #23 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 14

Victory over the V. Part 1. Uses for V tools, advice on selecting a good one and sharpening.
WOODCARVING #24 Mar 1996 pg. 28

Test report on carving tools manufactured by Henry Taylor Tools Ltd.
WOODCARVING #25 Apr 1996 pg. 14

Victory over the V. Part 2. Restoring damaged tools and how to use a V tool in carving.
WOODCARVING #25 Apr 1996 pg. 69

Test report of a boxed set of 12 carving tools from Crown Hand Tools Ltd. of Sheffield.
WOODCARVING #26 May 1996 pg. 50

Tip shows how to make a leather fingerstall with a flexible metal insert to protect the thumb when whittling or carving.
WOODCARVING #27 Jun 1996 pg. 5

Tip describes how to modify an old pipe key to make it a small circular cutter that can be used for cutting eye pupils.
WOODCARVING #28 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 5

Two test reports on Flexcut carving tools.
WOODCARVING #28 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 52

Tips on non-standard tools for sanding in awkward corners, getting fine lines and on using corks as sanding blocks.
WOODCARVING #29 Sep 1996 pg. 5

Test report on the Ryobi DC-500 detail carver which uses percussive action rather than rotary.
WOODCARVING #29 Sep 1996 pg. 14

Tip describes how to make small gouges from the spines of an old umbrella.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 5

Tip suggests a color coding system for handles of carving gouges.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 5

Test report on a palm mallet, eye punches and Lamp brand carving tools.
WOODCARVING #30 Oct 1996 pg. 58

Tip suggests modifying carving copying machines to greatly increase their cutting speed.
WOODCARVING #32 Dec 1996 pg. 5

Test report on Kirschen Micro woodcarving tools.
WOODCARVING #32 Dec 1996 pg. 61

An easy way to make a multi-purpose, American-style carving knife.
WOODCARVING #35 May-Jun 1997 pg. 23

Shop-made depth stop to fit a V-tool when incising soft wood.
WOODCARVING #36 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 62

Tools and techniques for carving stone and wood compared.
WOODCARVING #37 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 68

Tip shows how to make micro scrops from square steel stock.
WOODCARVING #38 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 64

Recommendation from a professional sculptor on the height of a carvers' bench and the correct way to hold a carving chisel.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 26

How to modify your carving tools, including shaping, hardening and tempering.
WOODCARVING #39 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 68

Tip on making punches for stamping repetitive patterns on a woodcarving.
WOODCARVING #41 May-Jun 1998 pg. 65

Tip on making sharp cutting tools (firmers, gouges, ...) from high speed hacksaw blades.
WOODCARVING #42 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 64

V tool values. Part 2. How to hold and use the V tool.
WOODCARVING #45 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 24

Carving on turning. How to embellish turned items with hand carving. Part 1. Carving tools.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 42

Carving on turning. Part 14. Answers to some general questions on tools, experience, etc.
WOODTURNING #28 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 62

A-Z of hand tools. Eight styles of carving tool patterns and their associated names are illustrated.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 306

Gouging new horizons. An introduction to the art and skill of woodcarving. Advice for the novice carver. Tips on selecting tools, sharpening tools, homemade handle and clamp system, etc.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 702

Tip on converting flat drill bits (spade bits) into carving chisels.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 398

Tip: Umbrella ribs can be made into small gouges for decorative outlining or veining.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1977 (v.1#3) pg. 16

Tip on controlling a V-gouge to make light cuts by wrapping string around the blade shaft.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 14

Carving with power. Using motorized rotary tools, flex-shaft rotary tools, reciprocating carvers, air-powered tools and micro-motor tools.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.18#6) pg. 18

Hog out wood in a hurry. Convert a right-angle grinder into a superb woodcutting tool by adding the Ryobi Woodcarver blade. Includes tips on various uses.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1991 (v.47#4) pg. 36