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First Handcarve

First Handcarve

No power tools at all!!! Basswood carved with a pocketknife. I sanded it by hand and even put the screw eye holes in with a drill bit held in a pin collet. This is my first carving. Not bad for a city slicker ha?

    Jan 07 2012 07:36 PM
    Not bad, I'd say pretty good. After using the drill press, I now prefer drilling my holes in the manner you describe. More control. Look forward to seeing what follows.

    Jan 07 2012 09:25 PM
    Thats awesome.. I use alot of big tools but I also still like to carve small details like lines in a fin or something with a carving knife. But that is amazing that you did all of that with a pocket knife
    good looking bait,paint that baby up and put a bill in it and go catch some fish!!!!
    Very nice , great job , .........a real challenge to carve an eye socket with a kife only !

    greetz , diemai
    Jan 08 2012 08:44 AM

    No bill though....it is weighted to float with the head under.

    Diemai I wanted the eye to curve with the body so I carved it. If you look close it is a little jagged and not deep at all. The eyes I use are made of cardboard and not very thick.