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This page is for all those of you just getting started in the art of carving.  The items on this page are recommended to get you started.  It includes all the items needed to get you started (Tools, Knives, Gloves, Carving Kits, Books, etc.).

When students start out in our shop, we generally recommend a few basic tools to start with. If you are going to be carving small things in the round, we would recommend:

  • That you have a good knife...one that feels good in your hand.

  • A Carving glove to protect the hand that will be holding the carving...this will save on a lot of band aids

  • Several V Tools

  • And a gouge and a veiner

Another way to go would be to buy a set of 6 tools...we would recommend the Cabe Special, the 117R Set,  the 117 Set or the OTWS Special. This will give you a variety of tools to try, to see which ones you like.

We sell carving tools for all facets of woodcarving, but before you purchase any tools you need to have an idea of what you want to carve.

Start out with something that is fairly simple, like one of our basswood carving kits, which includes a small model of the carving.

Get a book or two that relates to your interest. That will give you some insight into how it is done.

If you would like, feel free to give us a call on our toll free number (800-752-9781), we’ll be glad to discuss it in greater detail. If we can be of help in any way, just give us a call....it’s much easier to discuss on the phone.

Several other things we would suggest:

  • Check around the area where you live and see if you can find a carving club or perhaps a group of carvers that you can carve with. This will get you exposed to other carvers and you will get a lot of good information and knowledge from them.

  • Find out if there are any classes that are conducted in your area through carving clubs, schools, etc.

  • If there is a woodworking store, go in and ask if they know of anyone who offers woodcarving lessons. A few lessons will go a long way in getting headed in the right    direction.

We have learned that you will grow faster when you're plugged in with other carvers in some way or another.

Also, go to our Carving Videos for some free video and photos on how to carve a face. 

Our Beginners Special 

 

 

                          

                    

                     

                      

 

 

 

 

First Project for Woodcarvers

Our Beginners Special...a great gift for Alum Oxide Abrasive Powdersomeone just wanting to get started!

The set is designed to expose you to the different types of tools that are available. All tools are sharp and ready to use. Add a carving glove from the list below and your ready to carve.

 

1310100

1144102

1210101

1380300

1380302

Bench Knife 1 1/2" ..........................................

Tool Set Cabe Special (see below for details).....

First Project for Woodcarvers............................

Hone Strop Small............................................

Alum Oxide Abrasive Powder............................

$15.95

$42.95

$12.95

$15.95

  $5.95

Beginners Special

$93.75

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Beginners Sets

 

 Ramelson Small Size 107R

107 R Set Includes:

●  11417R1 Gouge, bent 1/4"

●  11417R2 Veiner,  straight 1/8"

●  11417R3 Chisel, straight 1/4"

●  11417R4 V -Tool, bent 1/8"

●  11417R5 Skew, straight 7/32"

114107R

Complete 5 piece Tool Set, 107R

$42.95

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11417R1

Gouge, bent 1/4"  #1-117R

$9.95

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11417R2

Veiner,  straight 1/8"  #2-117R

$9.95

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11417R3

Chisel, straight 1/4"  #3-117R

$9.95

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11417R4

V -Tool, bent 1/8"  #4-117R

$9.95

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11417R5

Skew, straight 7/32"  #5-117R

$9.95

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11417R6

Chisel, bent 1/4"  #6-117R

$9.95

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Ramelson Standard Size  1077

107 Set Includes:

●  1141171 Fishtail, straight 5/16"

●  1141172 Gouge, straight 1/8"

●  1141173 Chisel, straight 5/16"

●  1141174 V -Tool, bent 9/64"

●  1141175 Skew, straight 5/16"

1141077

Complete 5 piece Tool Set, 107

$42.95

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1141171

Fishtail, straight 5/16"  #1-117

$9.95

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1141172

Gouge, straight 1/8"  #2-117

$9.95

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1141173

Chisel, straight 5/16"  #3-117

$9.95

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1141174

V -Tool, bent 9/64"  #4-117

$9.95

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1141175

Skew, straight 5/16"  #5-117

$9.95

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1141176

Chisel, bent 5/16"   #6-117

$9.95

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Our Best Buys

 The OTWS Special

 

Dallas Deege's choice of 5 tools.
Excellent set for beginners
 and advanced carvers.

Set Includes:

●  1144008  V Tool Straight  1/4"

●  1141171  Fishtail, straight 5/16"  #1-117

●  1141174  V -Tool, bent 9/64"  #4-117

●  1143009  Veiner Straight 3/16"

●  1142305  #3 Straight Gouge 1/2

1144103 

OTWS Special Set

$76.95

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1144008

V Tool Straight  1/4"

$25.95

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1141171

Fishtail, straight 5/16"  #1-117

$9.95

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1141174

V -Tool, bent 9/64"  #4-117

$9.95

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1143009 

Veiner Straight 3/16"

$19.95

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1142305 

#3 Straight Gouge 1/2

$20.95

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The Cabe Special

 

Buddy Cabes choice of 5 tools.

Very Popular with those just starting to carve

Set Includes

●  1141171  Fishtail, straight 5/16"

●  11417R4  V -Tool, bent 1/8"

●  11417R2  Veiner,  straight 1/8"

●  11417R1  Gouge, bent 1/4"

●  1141174   V -Tool, bent 9/64"

1144102

Cabe Special Set

$42.95

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1141171

Fishtail, straight 5/16"  #1-117

$9.95

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11417R4

V -Tool, bent 1/8"  #4-117R

$9.95

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11417R2

Veiner,  straight 1/8"  #2-117R

$9.95

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11417R1

Gouge, bent 1/4"  #1-117R

$9.95

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1141174

V -Tool, bent 9/64"  #4-117

$9.95

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Bench Knives

Bench Knife The most popular  wood bench carving knife. Excellent choice for beginning wood carvers. These tools are made in Germany of Solingen tools steel with beech wood handles. Blade cutting edge is 1 1/2" long. Tang extends from handle on longer reach blade and is recessed into handle on shorter reach blade.

Long Reach Carving Knife

1310100

Long Reach Carving Knife

$15.95

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Short Reach Carving Knife

1310101

Short Reach Carving Knife

$15.95

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Ramelson Bench Knife

Beginners bench Knife with 1 1/2" Blade and 5" Mahagony color handle, factory sharpened.

1144400

Ramelson Bench Knife

$15.95

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Flexcut Slip Strop

The Flexcut SlipStrop™ is an economical way for maintaining our tools razor edge. It has been specially molded to allow for polishing and deburing the hard to reach areas on the inside of V-tools and gouges as well as the outside edge bevel. Either side of the strop can be used.

 

1526003 Flexcut Slip Strop........................................................... ..................................................................................... $16.95

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Kevlar Safety Gloves  Use the chart below to help you determine the size that fits you best.

Kevlar Safety Gloves The Wizard Hand Guard II glove is a great companion to any carving knife and is extremely cut resistant, but not puncture resistant. Do not subject it to high speed or serrated blades. The secret of this space-age glove is in the fabric made up of spectra® stainless steel, and Kevlar 29® polyester. Reversible for either hand.

 Extra Extra Small Kevlar Glove

1040001

Extra Extra Small Kevlar Glove

$21.95

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1040002

Extra Small Kevlar Glove

$21.95

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1040003

Small Kevlar Glove

$21.95

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1040004

Medium Kevlar Glove

$21.95

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1040005

Large Kevlar Glove

$21.95

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Kevlar Carving Gloves

1600100

Kevlar Glove Large

$10.95

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1600101

Kevlar Glove Medium

$10.95

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1600102

Kevlar Glove Small

$10.95

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Thumb Guards  Safety Thumb Guard  Soft leather, elastic back

Thumb Guard Small

Thumb Guard Medium

 

Safety Thumb Guard & Finger Guard

 

1010001

Small Thumb Guard

$1.50

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1010002

Medium Thumb Guard

$1.50

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Thumb Guard Large

Finger Guard Medium

 

 

1010003

Large Thumb Guard

$1.50

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1010004

Medium Finger Guard

$1.50

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Carving Kits for Beginner Carvers

NOTE:  All Items on Sale below are subject to Availability

Each kits contain:

• A band sawed blank cut from basswood

• Carving guide lines are marked on several different faces of each blank

• A cast scale model of the carving so you can see what the finished carving looks like

• Information on safety, carving and finishing

1380400

Squirrel Carving Kit

Price $19.95

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1380401

Turtle Carving Kit

Price $19.95

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1380402S

Indian Carving Kit

Price $19.95

Was $19.95 on sale for $10.00

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1380403S

Old Time Santa Carving Kit

Price $19.95

Was $19.95 on sale for $10.00

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1380404S

Bunny Rabbit Carving Kit

Price $19.95

Was $19.95 on sale for $10.00

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1380405

Owl Carving Kit

Price $19.95

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1380406

Pelican Carving Kit

Price $19.95

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1380408S

Duck Carving Kit

Price $19.95

Was $19.95 on sale for $10.00

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1380409S

Frog Carving Kit

Price $19.95

Was $19.95 on sale for $10.00

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Foam Carving Kits for the Young Carvers

Each kits contain:

     • A foam blank cut out.

     • Comes with 4 tools made of hardwood.  A knife,

        skew, shallow gouge and deep gouge.

     • A piece of sand paper for finishing your project

     • Pictures of the finished product and some general

        instructions for using foam.

The tools in this package have a limited warranty. Wood is not as predictable as steel, therefore more susceptible to breakage. With proper usage however, they should hold up for several carvings. Fun for children 8 years and up with "adult supervision"
Blanks are designed for beginners. We try to stay away from extrusions that could break easily. Legs, tails and ears remain together with indentions to show where separation would be.  More advanced carvers can separate these to get a more realistic look. If there is breakage a drop of super glue and a shot of zip kicker will normally take care of it. Foam is easy to work with and very rewarding when finished. Most any good sealer will work, then you can paint with acrylic paints much like you would with wood.

1020101

BeeGee the Giraffe

Price $16.95

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1020102

Brownie the Bear

Price $16.95

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1020103

Ely the Elephant

Price $16.95

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1020104

Charlie the Horse

Price $16.95

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1020105

Dollie the Dolphin

Price $16.95

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1020106

Hoppy the Rabbit

Price $16.95

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1020107

Sassy the Puppy

Price $16.95

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1020108

Penny the Penquin

Price $16.95

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Books Suggested for Beginner Carvers

1210101

First Projects for Woodcarvers

$12.95

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1480113

Old Time Whittling

$9.95

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1210153

Relief Carving with Nora Hall

$24.99

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1480147

Woodcarvers Workbook

$22.95

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1480107

Big Book of Whittling Fun

$12.95

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Carving Tools

Wood Carving Books

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