Jump to content


Photo

Anyone Do Whittling?


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Philip_777

Philip_777

    GripBoard Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 67 posts
  • Joined 1 Year, 8 Months and 17 Days
  • Local time: 03:37 PM

Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:11 PM

I was cleaning out my garage and found my old woodworking tools tucked away.  So I got the itch to whittle something, but of course the knives were dull.  After some time on the belt sander and leather strop, I got the knife to 'shave' arm hair.  I ended up whittling a ball-in-cage.  Turned out pretty neat.  First question everyone asks is, "How did you get the ball in there?".  They are then impressed that it was carved from a single block of wood with only a knife.  It seems like a lost art gone by the ways of technology and mass production.  

 

Reason I ask, is that it seemed like a great 'recovery' exercise after a hard workout to get the blood flowing, increase dexterity and to produce something neat.

 

I don't have an actual picture of mine, but here's what I'm talking about.

 

ot4.jpg


  • KRC, mudhutmasher, jvance and 2 others like this

#2 OFFLINE   Electron

Electron

    Elite 59k

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,856 posts
  • Joined 3 Years, 3 Months and 24 Days
  • Local time: 02:37 PM

Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:44 PM

Damn that's cool!

Found this too which I thought was genius.

JMA_Sampler_cover_2.jpg


  • MANNA likes this

#3 OFFLINE   Mephistopholes

Mephistopholes

    GripBoard Gripomaniac

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,594 posts
  • Joined 2 Years, 7 Months and 30 Days
  • Local time: 03:37 PM

Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:11 PM

Haha that's awesome dude.

#4 ONLINE   jvance

jvance

    GripBoard MashMonster Level 0 (both hands)

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,472 posts
  • Joined 2 Years, 8 Months and 4 Days
  • Local time: 03:37 PM

Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

Badass

#5 OFFLINE   hellswindstaff

hellswindstaff

    GripBoard Gripomaniac

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,037 posts
  • Joined 3 Years, 11 Months and 21 Days
  • Local time: 03:37 PM

Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:13 PM

Damn that's cool!

Found this too which I thought was genius.

JMA_Sampler_cover_2.jpg

 

Is that supposed to be the Gordian knot?



#6 ONLINE   Cannon

Cannon

    GripBoard Mash Monster Level 1

  • Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,568 posts
  • Joined 8 Years, 5 Months and 18 Days
  • Local time: 02:37 PM

Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think it's a Burger King pretzel bun. 


  • jmatney and Philip_777 like this

#7 ONLINE   bwwm

bwwm

    GripBoard Gripomaniac

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,819 posts
  • Joined 3 Years, 1 Month and 2 Days
  • Local time: 01:37 PM

Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:21 PM

Captured woodturning is the one thing I haven't tried (I've turned just about everything else).  David Springett has a nice book out on how to do it.  

 

http://www.amazon.co...rds=woodturning

 

I commend you for carving one by hand.  Carving a captured item by hand takes far more patience than turning imo.

 

If I had more time, I would do more carving.  The only time I do much carving is if I'm at my in-laws, and it's raining.  Spoon carving is a lot of fun.  

 

I'm not sure how much carving translates into a recovery exercise though, unless I pace myself, my hands can get pretty sore from doing that all day.  It can tend to favor one hand, unless one is ambidextrous.



#8 OFFLINE   Philip_777

Philip_777

    GripBoard Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 67 posts
  • Joined 1 Year, 8 Months and 17 Days
  • Local time: 03:37 PM

Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:13 AM

Captured woodturning is the one thing I haven't tried (I've turned just about everything else).  David Springett has a nice book out on how to do it.  

 

http://www.amazon.co...rds=woodturning

 

I commend you for carving one by hand.  Carving a captured item by hand takes far more patience than turning imo.

 

If I had more time, I would do more carving.  The only time I do much carving is if I'm at my in-laws, and it's raining.  Spoon carving is a lot of fun.  

 

I'm not sure how much carving translates into a recovery exercise though, unless I pace myself, my hands can get pretty sore from doing that all day.  It can tend to favor one hand, unless one is ambidextrous.

 

 

Ah yes, turning is a blast.  I used to have a Jet mini lathe that I would turn pens on and give them out as gifts.  The part I hated the most was sharpening the turning tools.  I had various jigs for the different gouges and skews, so that made it a little easier.  To be honest, the part that scared me the most is the roughing out process going from standard stock to a semi-round, especially when working with corian.