AS TO THE GENERAL UTILITY OF CARVING TOOLS.
The utility of Carving Tools for general use is growing to be more appreciated. It used to be considered that Carving Tools were intended to be used only for wood carving, and by mechanics occupying a distinct field, whose business was that of wood carving and nothing else.
At the present time more than one-half of the Carving Tools we sell are used by pattern makers, cabinet makers and carpenters. There are so many cases where in general work the Carving Chisel and Gouge can be used to a great deal better advantage than the regular chisel or gouge. The reasons for this are, first, the Carving Tool is lighter. A 1 inch socket gouge weighs with handle about 12 ounces; a 1 inch carving gouge weighs with handle about 5 ounces. Being this much lighter, the carving gouge is easier to use. Second, the regular gouge measures about 15 inches over all, the carving gouge 10 inches. This makes it more convenient to handle. Third, the quality of steel and temper in carving tools aver-age higher than in regular chisels and gouges. Fourth, in using regular gouges one is restricted to certain sweeps. In the carving gouges the range is almost unlimited, as will be seen in cuts on pages 658 and 659.
CARVERS' MALLETS, CARVING TOOL HANDLES, CARVING TOOL OIL STONES.
REGULAR CARVING TOOLS,
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These are our regular Carving Tools, with Rosewood Handles.
Set No. 10, $5.75, 12 tools.
AMATEUR CARVING TOOLS.
These tools are all of the same quality and style as the regular Carving Tools, are lighter and smaller, and adapted for use of ladies and amateurs, and are used extensively in Sloyd work. They are all fitted with Rosewood Handles, and are ground sharp ready for whetting. The following is a list of the different assortments, with the tools contained therein.
PYROGRAPHY, with very complete illustrations. Price, $0.60 post paid.
HAND BOOK OF GEOMETRICAL WOOD CARVING, with illustrations, by Gustaf Larsson. Price, $0.50 post paid.
CHIP CARVING TOOLS.
CARVERS' PUNCHES. Price, any style, each, $0.20.
WOOD CARVERS' SCREWS.
This device is especially adapted for Carvers and other Wood Workers. Holds work firmly on bench while being operated upon. Can be set instantly, the adjustable tips conforming to any unevenness of the work. Has two ferrules and wrought iron washers, which can be placed in the bench to suit the operator. Is so constructed that it will firmly hold any material, from thin veneer to a block ten inches thick; is made of malleable iron, very strong, and is neatly japanned. Price, $1.50.
While we give these Knives the general title of Carvers' Knives, they are useful not only for wood carvers, but pattern makers and all those engaged in fine work on wood or plaster. In most cases they are intended to take the place of a pocket-knife for fine work. Pocket knives are used for so many purposes that they are rarely sharp and in order —that is— most pocket-knives ; being used one moment for cutting wood, the next for cutting lead or tin, and the next, perhaps, for cutting an apple, lemon or some fruit, the acid of which destroys the edge.
These Knives are made of the finest
BOOKS ON CARVING.