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Started by IvarsDay. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Sep 30, 2012.
Tri Jack Pro Detail JackThese…Continue
Started by IvarsDay. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Mar 3, 2012.
Today I find a whittlin jack which was made in september! Here it is:…Continue
Started by IvarsDay. Last reply by J.J. Smith III Feb 17, 2012.
Hallo carvers and whittlers! We all use different knives: regular pocket knives, whittler pattern knives, special folding carving knives (example: Carvin Jack) and many different fixed blade knives.…Continue
Started by D ale. Last reply by Jan Carter Jun 20, 2011.
Something I’ve noted (perhaps, imagined) with split back whittlers and the passing of time. The grind on the primaries used to retain more of the stout thickness inherent in the design. …Continue
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Perfect sense, Ron. I (as most everyone knows) love using my seahorse.
I just got Josh's Traveling Maverick today. It's based on the same congress frame. Haven't got to use it yet but the back is lacking the "Hump" that's inherent on a seahorse. It's not uncomfortable in hand though. I'm really impressed with the handles, as they are nicely rounded.
After having this one in hand, I might have to scrounge some cash for the courthouse version, after the iKC Geppettos come in.
Ivars mentioned 2 other knives, the Flexcut whittlin jack (Ivars has a discussion within the group) and the "Oar" carvers, which are modified knives made by Queen I believe.
There's another option, that you might try, Ron. One of my favorite "Pit Carvers" is one that I modified from a Rough Rider.
I've read some of those same comments about the Courthouse being a favorite user. Like I just commented to Ivars, I think my primary concern is how it feels in your hand? A Seahorse feels very natural and very comfortable in my hand. A Courthouse is an entirely different physical configuration. I believe that's what prompted my question. It just looks like it might not be as comfortable as the Seahorse? I think that's what I'm trying to find out.
Am I making any sense here?
Thanks! I really appreciate your comment. I'm just a novice when it comes to carving or whittling and had never heard of a Flexcut Whittlin' Jack before. I just Googled it. Looks interesting, but like J.J. mentioned in his comment, I have also heard some very positive remarks about the Courthouse Whittlers.
About the only whittler I have any actual experience with is my Case Seahorse, and I really enjoy working with it. I suspect that any decent steel that has been sharpened to a point will cut some wood. My concern, and I think what prompted my initial question, is how does a Courthouse Whittler feel in your hand? I 'spose I'll just have to buy one and find out for myself?
Ron, I don't have one, but I like the blade configureation on them. Any whittler that has a wharnie, coping and pin should be good to whittle with. Can't speak to the troubles that Ivars has though. I'm sure tha GE could and would correct a problem...
I've, read on other forums, where the Courthouse is a favorite user.
Me, I'm still waiting on the iKC Geppetto, which I plan on using.
You know Ron I found that GEC knives are more collectible, but not usable, even my frineds on Woodcarving illustrated telling the same.
Better by some Oar carver or Flexcut whittlin jack, cheaper and more usable! Will work for you many, many years!
Do any of you own a "Courthouse Whittler?" And if you do, how do you like it for whittlin'? I've only seen pictures of them but for some reason feel the need to own one. I would love to hear some thoughts about them. Anyone?
Best blades for whittling:
Hallo everyone! I was searching for good ideas how to shape a blade for whittling and I found many different shapes and sizes and thickneses and many more. Of course mostly guy's use a wharncliffe's and sheepsfoots, they are the most popular blade shapes for whittling. Ifound even a blog post about blade shapes for whitling and there best blade was offered: scimitar blade!
These two are Bud Murray custom carving knives and they both have scimitar blades.
So I was thinking and thinking and decided to ask to everyone here. What is your best whittling blade? I know J.J. your all time favorite is sheepsfoot, but maybe you have your second favorite?
I just missed a great Fight'n Rooster whittler on Ebay...so sad.
The more whittler patterns I see, the more I want to collect them.
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