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Old 07-13-2008, 10:19 AM
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In another thread (Why you started carving) some posts mentioned that carving while commuting might not be appreciated. This can also be expanded to carving in doctors, dentist offices, your own office, lunch rooms, diners, etc. I carve where ever I can. Here's a tip! First, carve small items! Try smaller Santa ornaments and pins. I usually don't complete some of the items while carving at home. I'll leave the details till later. These uncompleted small items go into my pocket with my pocket knife; when I am out and about. I can now detail and finish the carvings where ever I am. The few chips that result are picked off my lap and put into my pocket. Under weird places to carve; here's my latest. Had to go to a funeral home for a showing. Had to be there for a while. Out came the knife and a few unfinished wizards. Before long I had several young kids sitting in front of me watching. They each got a wizard, and I got thanks from the parents. You can carve anywhere! Just keep it small and clean up after yourself.

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Old 07-13-2008, 02:36 PM
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Tom H... Like you I plan ahead. I always have a few blanks of small items cut out so that if I know that I'm going to be sitting awile I'll throw them, my knife and my glove in a pocket before I leave the house.
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Default Re: Carving in lots of different places

Knew of an elderly gentleman who carved while he was, well, sitting doing his daily business. Hmmm, Now that is going a little to far. Or is it?
Guess I am a messy carver as I can't help from having chips all over the place.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:22 PM
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Ya darn sure wouldn't want the knife to slip in that situation, would ya?
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Might need a kevlar body suite. Smile

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