2020 GEC #62 Easy Pocket Congress and Pocket Carver Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waverave, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    I appreciate the disclosure! Extra points for only using knives. I think the one-knife projects are special and you honor that by noting what you used. Whittling with only one knife is a challenge, and generally not as enjoyable to me since variety is the spice of life. (I own the same flex cut, so I would understand why you might choose that for this work.)

    “... so I tried” is one of those phrases I enjoy. Good! Your project turned out excellent. The great thing about not shooting for realism: it can be excellent and merely resemble a monkey. Look at @jiki’s hillbillies... think about how many details your mind is filling in. Jiki just hints that’s they are there, but it’s really the brain that does some of the lifting.

    In time you’ll pick that up and you’ll forget the time it took and what you pictured when you made it. You’ll see it with fresh eyes and appreciate the good work.

    Great stuff! Pleased to hear your #62 PC is getting some attention. Keep it up! A lot of these whittlings will survive you and I’d bet a fair amount of them will surely be keepsakes. “You’re great grandpappy Hornetguy made this monkey with a knife, because he could. Also, here’s his #62 collection.” Why your parents named you Hornetguy is another story they might tell.
     
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  2. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
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  3. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    Thanks guys. Here's a couple more pictures of the skull with his predecessor.

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  4. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Very nice, Jack!!:thumbsup:
    What wood did you use for the Skulls??
     
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  5. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Spot on. They are characters, over emphasize one attribute, leave off another. Makes it fun.
     
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  6. yablanowitz

    yablanowitz

    Apr 14, 2006
    The older one on the right is basswood, the other one is a hardwood carving block that my boss ordered for me as a gift. I suspect it's ash, but it don't know for certain.
     
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  7. Scott J.

    Scott J. Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jun 8, 2019
    Now I gotta figure out this whittling thing to justify the box that just arrived. Maybe I'll try Doug Linker's chicken stick.
    The sun really brings out the best in this wood, I'm happy with the copy I recieved.
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  8. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Fresh out of the tube and couldn’t be happier! What a beautiful knife :thumbsup:
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  9. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Those cocobolo carvers look beautiful.

    For those of you with a set of #62 Carvers, What’s the most comfortable? Bone, Wood or Micarta?

    I have the bone and a Micarta on order. Wondering if I “need” the cocobolo too!
     
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  10. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    you absolutely do. I’m sure cocobolo is the MOST comfortable. It’ll probably make you a better whittler and solve at least one major life problem. Get it... you know you want it... come on... look at those beautiful knives... get it... get it... get it...
     
  11. Elgatodeacero

    Elgatodeacero Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Holding the cocobolo Carver is like resting on a soft, yet firm, couch made of the finest Corinthian leather, with a glass of chilled lemonade in one hand and a perfectly cooked bratwurst on an onion bun with the best kind of mustard in the other.

    Holding the bone version is very similar to eating cobbler sitting on a porch swing.

    Holding the micarta version is like holding a football covered in Velcro and poison ivy and sitting on a three legged stool with one leg missing.
     
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  12. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    I haven't noticed a difference, I must have some blocked chakras or something.

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  13. EngrSorenson

    EngrSorenson Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

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    Jul 3, 2019
    I’m dying hahahaha

    You, sir, could write the next great American novel.
     
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  14. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ha ha!!:D
     
  15. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Have you guys ever carved one with an invisible ball?:confused:
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  16. CasePeanut

    CasePeanut Gold Member Gold Member

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    May 25, 2018
    Magic!
     
  17. Jiki

    Jiki Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Ta Da!
     
  18. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Ha Ha again!!
     
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  19. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    Now, THAT is talent. Not many people could do that, I'm sure...
     
  20. hornetguy

    hornetguy Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2015
    and... my first attempt at a "little man"... done completely with the large blade on my white bone pocket carver. These are really good carving knives, once the blade angle is corrected to your liking, and stropped to a mirror polish. I'm loving it... and I have two more of them coming, as soon as the idiot... um, I mean, GOVERNOR in Pennsylvania allows GEC to go back to work.

    edit:... I also meant to mention that my online tutor, Doug Linker has ordered a Pocket Carver, and is anxious to try it out. He's in Canada, so I guess shipping has been spotty, but I'm curious to hear his take on it.

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