When I was little. my grandfather had this box. It wasn’t very big. Grandma had her own box just like it. It was Grandpa’s habit to break that box out when I was a little boy and empty out its contents on the coffee table. There were old straight razors, fountain pens, tintype pictures, […]
It all began with me looking for a simple Opinel knife like my french friends had. I visited a site and found what is called Opinel Ebauche, blank unfinshed handles. and since I was gettting into wood carving I thought now this is a project I could sink my teeth into! Opinel Ebauche come in […]
Working offshore sometimes we sit around. I’m going on my second week out here. Whittling makes the days dockside sitting around go by much faster. I’m teaching myself to carve faces. I can’t quite copy the carving in the book. But what I have so far seems pleasing ( to my eye anyway).
Ever since I was little I’ve always enjoyed a good sharp knife. Being a kid growing up on a farm, I belonged to a culture that looked on anybody who had to borrow a knife to cut something a “nuisance”. My Dad taught me how to use a knife safely and how to make things […]