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I got a mora companion today, my first blade ever and after trying my hand in wood carving with an unsuitable blade that was laying around, I am simply amazed at how important a good blade is!
I whittle down wood very fast, and I actually have to be careful not to take out much material!
The purpose of carving is making slingshots of course, but I can't help dreaming of carving something else entirely, just for the joy of carving wood!
Through slingshots, I discovered that I absolutely love working with knives, and carving!
My next step would be to get the dedicated wood carving mora knife of course!
I would also like to ask if there are any wood carving tasks suitable for a complete amateur like me.
 

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Here in the U.S. almost every good sized town has a group of wood carvers. They are as enthusiastic about their hobby as we are about slingshots. Maybe there is something similar where you are.

There are quite a few folks that carve designs and figures on slingshots. Maybe one of them will see this post and give you some pointers.

I think almost all beginning carvers attempt a tree spirit as one of their first carvings.

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Looking forward to seeing your craftsmanship. I had a friend that carved walking canes and gave them to friends and family.
I don't believe I will become decent at wood carving anytime soon.... I'm now at the process of carving a simple frame, but carving the intricate designs I see online seems very hard!
 

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Looking forward to seeing your craftsmanship. I had a friend that carved walking canes and gave them to friends and family.
I don't believe I will become decent at wood carving anytime soon.... I'm now at the process of carving a simple frame, but carving the intricate designs I see online seems very hard!
Takes years of practice for sure. Similar to carving leather. I have been thinking of ways to incorporate leather into a design.
Wood burning is cool too. Have you thought about that?
 

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The Companion is a nice blade - I have the heavy duty one.

As to what to carve... spoons, canes, frames, bookshelf... almost anything. Great thing is no matter what you make it'll be unique :)
 

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Looking forward to seeing your craftsmanship. I had a friend that carved walking canes and gave them to friends and family.
I don't believe I will become decent at wood carving anytime soon.... I'm now at the process of carving a simple frame, but carving the intricate designs I see online seems very hard!
Takes years of practice for sure. Similar to carving leather. I have been thinking of ways to incorporate leather into a design.
Wood burning is cool too. Have you thought about that?
Wood burning? I am not sure what that is, but I am going to check it up now!
 

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Here's something that you will need for certain: a quality water stone.
Yes many good stones out there today including water and oil but for the harder steals out there, diamond is nice.
Spyderco Sharpmaker is a good start.
 

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Wood burning is very cool indeed.
Agreed, wood burning is fun, but to do good quality work, you need a professional burner. I have an Optima dual pen unit from PJL Enterprises that I used extensively for the 13 yrs I made flutes, which was over 10 years ago, and it's still going strong

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Another one!
You cannot go wrong with a Mora for carving, great choice....I have several, including some of the dedicated carvers
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Brand.....been made in Sweden for 125 years.....since 1891.fantastic knives

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Hey that is a good looking knife. Looks like about 3 1/2 inch drop point. Very good design, will last for a lifetime if you take care of it. I have a Swedish knife that I bought when I was 15. Still going strong 60 years later.
 
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