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Tuning Your Knife When you buy a new tool, it is reasonable to think you can use it right out of the package.Unfortunately, in many cases, modifications are needed to prepare the tool for the safest and most effective use.
This necessity certainly applies to a carving knife.It is probably safe to say that a knife is the most useful tool a carver can have.It is simply amazing how many times and in how many different ways a knife can be used when other tools prove impractical.
To be most useful, a new knife requires "tuning".Just as a concert musician must have a well-tuned instrument, a good carver needs a well-tuned knife.Here is a picture of a new knife fresh out of its package.
New knife needs tuning in these three areas This knife is probably a worst case example since all new knives do not have the three features, indicated by the arrows, that need to be altered: (1) To make it fit your hand, it must be made the right length; (2) To provide maximum useable blade length, the heel of the blade needs to be removed; and (3) To prevent possible damage to your wood during the carving process, the handle...