Thursday, October 18, 2007

New Tools


The Flexcut micro palm set arrived today and wow! what ease--- 2 1mms , one 1.5 mm and one 2.5 mm...

Where I'd been using the Speedball knife and an exacto, now I have tools that can make the squiggles and remove the tiny bits with a lot less effort.

I've used them immediately to work on one of my angels! So glad I read about them in the Carving Consortium archives. They have made the little locks I was carving, easy.

Lovely little wooden box for them and I like how the wwood feels in my palm.

2 comments:

Sacredartist said...

I am thinking about getting a set of these after seeing these on your blog. How much are you using them? Are you still using the speedball as well? I want to be able to carve around letters and I want to work in linoleum do you think these tools would suit my needs?

Akua said...

Regularly! One of my best tool purchases ever!
Yes, the old speedball tools are great, too! I prefer working in linoleum and so use these on them....

and yet the biggest aha comes from the slip strop sharpening those speedball tools.