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Bill Anderson explains how to buy and use wood carving gouges & mallets to get started in carving furniture in traditional woodworking. Here are links to tools shown in this video:

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* Carver’s Mallet: https://amzn.to/2qbCxCW
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-kicking it off with the first in our series “Introduction to Woodcarving” with a chat about tools to get started
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  1. This was a great video thanks! I’m coming home from deployment soon and my son says that he’s interested in wood carving. That means I better get interested too!

  2. I got a set of chisels as a present some time ago and i didn't really know how to use them. This was very informative. Thank you

  3. I'm in the process of learning wood carving in order to make my fictional book as realistic as possible. Thanks.

  4. I’m 12 and I’m not aloud to have a pocket knife so I use a scissor blade and sticks off of a pine tree. I started about a week ago and I’ve carved a couple of sharp sticks and a round a smooth dowel for my guinea pigs to chew on. I don’t know what else to make with just branches.

  5. I've really come to love watching your videos. Any of them. You're a natural on camera, and I love the fact that it's not all super-rehearsed and "perfect." You're not just some guy showing his skills, you're like – I don't know, – everyone's friend, just trying to help us all get better. I appreciate that very much, and by the comments here I'm not alone in that. In a world that is going to heck in a handbasket, it's amazingly wonderful to find someone that's just down to earth, with no agenda, just sharing things he loves with other people. Thank you. Thank you very, very much.

  6. Nice, this is the kinda thing I've been looking for; I've been wanting to get into carving for ages, but there are so many different tools in so many sizes and in all sorts of qualities from a huge number of makers, but all I want is a very basic set of just a handful of good all around tools that will get me through most of what I need and these seem like they'd do the trick.

    I am thinking of also tossing an Opinel #6 in the mix, as I've been wanting to grab a new general purpose pocket knife and I think it can do a good job at the bigger roughing out carving I might need to do and it is the smallest that they offer with the locking collar. But that and your two recommendations here + sharpening kit is all I think I should generally need for a long time to come.

    Though I may also grab a good sized spoon knife as well, or a curved gouge to fill the same role. Still not sure which I want to go with yet, but I'd definitely like to mess around with making some rustic bowls and spoons at some point for my camping kit and it seems like it will be worth having a purpose made tool for that sort of job.

  7. Hi Doug, great clear, methodical video on knives – particularly for we novices like me who are clueless and intimidated by the sheer range of knives available. Funny how things only become obvious when they're explained by a good teacher like yourself. Unfortunately I'm also clueless when trying to distinguish between trees. I can barely tell the difference between a basswood tree and a brick! Any future advice on tree recognition would be gratefully appreciated. Stay safe 👍

  8. Doug you are bang on the buck been subscribe to ya for few years now love you content greetings from the uk 🇬🇧🇮🇹🐾🦊

  9. Hi Doug g
    How were you. Where could I purchase starter kits for beginners only, tools and wood block? Thanks. P.s do you own a website?

  10. Looking into getting into a new Hobby and found your playlists. You are absolutely wonderful in your explanations, guidance, and banter. Love the series I’ve watched so far and can’t wait to get into it. Thanks for all you do!

  11. As I grow older, I realize things that are represented as simple or even backward, like wood carving, are only represented that way by people ignorant of the depth of complexity involved. Mr. Linker is a pretty straightforward guy, but just discussing knives opens a whole world of perspectives and data. The world is SO much bigger and more amazing than we think, there's no reason to live anyone else's idea of a good life.

  12. been searching for chisels from the cheap to (little more expensive for beginners) of flexcut and so many reviews that the are cheap, dull, chip, broke easily so on so on will it be better to use a dremel and have you ever tried it I mean using the knife but to use the detail for a dremel


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