Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers 

 

7321 LAMAR ALEXANDER PKWY     TOWNSEND, TN  37882               800-541-5994    865-448-6350    

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We recommend that you take a class or find an experienced carver to carve with. PLEASE be careful and use a carving glove for your non-carving hand (hand not holding the knife or gouge). We all have to start somewhere and with some tools and materials. I started carving when I lived on an island in the South Pacific and didn't have anyone to advise me or could I find a good beginners' book. When I moved back to my beloved mountains and bought this business I still couldn't find a good beginners' book. I have had the good fortune to work with Larry Green in producing a good beginners' book: First Projects. It takes you through most things that I had to learn the hard way and has wonderful illustrations and step-by-step instructions. We decided to put together a beginners' kit that wasn't very expensive and contained enough to get you started. You will add to your carving tool selection as you gain experience and decide what type of carvings interest you the most.

 The Deluxe Kit contains the following:

. The "First Projects" book that I have talked about above.
. A pre-sharpened bench knife (a Murphy Knife with a 1 1/2" blade).
. A leather strop to maintain the razor edge on the knife
. A container of strop abrasive
. Instructions on how to strop (hone) your knife
. One dog blank (basswood)
. One boot blank (basswood)
. Two 3-piece nativity scenes (basswood)
. #9 x 5/16" Gouge
. 9/64" V-tool


The Basic Kit contains all of the above except it doesn't have the v-tool and the gouge.

Remember:  WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO USE A CARVING GLOVE AND THUMB GUARD FOR SAFE CARVING.

See below for safety gloves and thumb/finger guards.

Description
ITEM #
PRICE
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Basic Beginner's Kit
(without v-tool & gouge)
KI002 $37.95 ea   Add Item to shopping Cart



Description
ITEM #
PRICE
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Deluxe Beginner's Kit (with v-tool & gouge) KI001 $55.95 ea   Add Item to shopping Cart

 

Description
ITEM #
PRICE
Boot from Beginner Kits
Basswood - 3" H x 1" W
CO048 $3.00
ea
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Dog from Beginner Kits
Basswood - 4" H x 1" W
CO047 $3.00 ea Add Item to shopping Cart
(3 piece) Nativity Set from Beginner Kits
Basswood
Two of Joseph 3 1/2" H x 3/4" W
Two of Mary 3" H x 3/4" W
Two of Crib - 2" L x 3/4" W
CO077 $7.00 Add Item to shopping Cart

 

Kevlar Gloves
SAFETY GLOVE

You really need a glove. One trip to the emergency room will pay for a lot of gloves. You can purchase a glove with this kit for a special price of only $6.50. Good protection at an economy price.  We have sold these gloves for years and they do work. Will withstand most blows. Each glove has rubber dots for extra holding power. It is worn on the non-carving hand.  That is - the hand holding the carving. 

GLOVE WILL FIT LEFT OR RIGHT HAND

Specify size - xsmall/small/medium/large/xlarge.   We also recommend a thumb guard for the carving hand or the tape shown at bottom.  Fits either hand.

It is not important that the glove be an exact fit.  The important thing is that it is comfortable across the palm and back of your hand.  Finger length can be longer than your fingers.

These gloves are CUT RESISTANT not cut proof.  There are no substitutes safe carving habits.

GLOVE  ONLY AVAILABLE AT LOWER PRICE WHEN YOU ORDER A BEGINNER KIT

OTHER GLOVES AVAILABLE AT  Gloves


DESCRIPTION
ITEM #
SIZE
PRICE
Glove
GLV03
  $6.50 (regular price without kit - $8.50)


 

SPECTRA GLOVE

Wire free Polar Bear Plus Spectra is rated better for cut and abrasion resistance than gloves with embedded steel threads. We love these gloves for their comfort and protection. Specify size - extra small/small/medium/large/extra large

It is not important that the glove be an exact fit.  The important thing is that it is comfortable across the palm and back of your hand.  Finger length can be longer than your fingers.
 

GLOVE WILL FIT LEFT OR RIGHT HAND

SPECTRA GLOVE ONLY AVAILABLE AT LOWER PRICE WHEN YOU ORDER A BEGINNER KIT

OTHER GLOVES AVAILABLE AT  Gloves

 

DESCRIPTION
ITEM #
SIZE
PRICE
Spectra Glove
GLV04
  $20.45  


 

thumb and finger guards

Thumb or Finger Guard Brown or Grey Leather

Fits either finger or thumb. FOR HAND THAT HOLDS TOOL


DESCRIPTION
SIZE
ITEM #
PRICE
Thumb or Finger Guard   TH001 $1.50

Thumb and Finger Tape

Stretches to fit comfortably, provides cut protection and you hardly know it is there. 2" x 15'. FOR HAND THAT HOLDS TOOL

 

DESCRIPTION
ITEM #
PRICE
Thumb and Finger Guard Tape TH002 $4.10 per roll   Add Item to shopping Cart

 

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