GROW: The Book
I REALLY need to do this! The skill I plan to learn this year is building banjos... some nice neck carving around the heel would make those I hope to sell much more valuable.
@judsoncarroll4 now you reminded me how much I want to learn to play the harp..lol
You'll have to show us all your work when it's finished. At a time later in the season when the garden is doing most of it's own work, I'm going to try making some whistles and hopefully don't loose any fingers in the mean time...you know it takes both hands to raise a whopping tomato up to your pie hole and I want most of the mater going down the hatch..🙃
I have wanted to learn whittling and/or carving for years. Maybe this information will finally get me started. Thank you.
@vickeym Yeah!! Me too.
Just got my 11-year-old some basswood blanks and some of those cut-proof gloves to wear while he’s getting the hang of things. It’s definitely a good stay-at-home activity!!!
@Merin Porter be careful with the 'cut proof' gloves. I have a ocuple of pairs, one is the type worn for fishing, and the other that I had an now do not know where it went was for quilting with the rotary cutter.. And both pkgs alerted that the gloves were not guaranteed to prevent cuts but to decrease the risk.
I have another tutorial for making the whistles I'll see what page on my puter it's hiding on and post it..
Agreed -- we let him know that they weren't failproof and that he still needs to be careful. It's more to provide a bit more protection "just in case"....
@Merin Porter I was pretty sure you already knew.. was just a heads up.
I just posted in a new discussion the other tutorial on whittling a whistle, and mentioned you so you could quickly find it. I hope you enjoy it.
Link to the new thread:
I'm on it! Procrastinator u!