View Full Version : A little info needed
10-30-2003, 10:46 AM
I'm looking at getting started, setup to try my hand at woodcarving. Would we have anyone from the southwestern Ontario area onboard who could direct a newbie to a good shop that could fill my needs?
10-31-2003, 10:00 AM
Don't worry guys...I'll handle this one.
Well, young man...I recommend LEE VALLEY...ya know the one down Dundas(or is it Oxford?) east.
Very purdy..shiny new carving tools, nice carving specific bench...books...whala! Another cool thing is...you can buy anything there and they'll send you catalogues forever! Dreambooks...sigh*
BTW...pick me up some while your there!
Oh...and before I forget...you'll need some wood...that'd be good.
10-31-2003, 03:29 PM
I haven't visited Lee Valley yet but will do this weekend I hope. Are they the only ones around that you know of?
11-02-2003, 08:58 PM
Well Bob, I'm sorry to say you have exausted my vast stores of knowlegde.
In other words.. I dunno!
I know they have 'carving tools' at HD too. *shrug*
Wait until you see Lee Valley though dude...*sigh*
Let me know how you do!
11-04-2003, 09:18 PM
You should really check out this web site WWW.2CARVE.COM and while you are on the computer you should also look at Feather Animation they are located in Sarnia there web site is WWW.WOODCARVINGSUPPLY.COM we also have a wood carving museam here in Windsor they also sell some tools but they really carry a lot of books.
11-05-2003, 01:35 PM
Thanks for passing on the links. I'll need to spend sometime tonight checking them out a little further.
I paid a visit to Lee Valley as suggested by paula which was enough to make your head spin! Picked up their catalogues, got a name of a local guy they say does courses and is excellent. Their own workshop schedule is due out Dec 1st. So hopefully by then I'll be finished reading up, equiped and ready to get at it.
p.s. Paula... we live in the Forest city so wood shouldn't be a problem.
11-25-2003, 04:05 PM
Let me know if you get anywhere with that workshop schedule. I am so there!
11-26-2003, 08:52 AM
As soon as Lee Valley publishes their new schedule and I call the fellow who was recommended to me you'll be the 1st to know.
Gonna be great to get chipping together over the winter while our wetsuits are hanging...Bob
11-26-2003, 05:06 PM
*sigh* miss the water...next time in will probably be new years day.
You should go down out my way, don't matter what time of year it is.
It's frigid. I confess I haven't done anything since the service. I think having to dive in Naples harbor killed it for me ,Or maybe it was the subsequent washdown. Though I enjoyed my tour in Puerto Rico.
Curious, what kind of carving or you into?
12-18-2003, 03:30 PM
Hello Bob! Just curious; being in Southwestern Ontario, if you looked due north, would you see Detroit, Mighigan? I grew up just north of Windsor.:)
12-19-2003, 10:42 AM
If I were to look due north I'd see Lucan? Actually we are a little north of Detroit, almost directly east of Pt Huron or Sarnia. Dab smack in the middle of Detroit and Toronto, 2 hours either way. Where is it your from?
2 weeks to go before we jump into the St.Claire river just by the Blue Water Bridge, for our annual New Years dive. I wonder if Paula is all talk or what!
12-20-2003, 06:21 AM
I grew up in Detroit, on the east side. Never crossed in Port Huron, but I remember the Ambassador Bridge, and the tunnel. Spent my share of time in and around Ontario. Beautiful province. You in one of those polar bear clubs? I have no problem jumping from a plane, but you won't find me pushing an ice shanty aside for a quick dip! Bad enough I used to swim in Lake Superior when I was a kid. Don't like turning blue anymore.
So now I live in Southern California.:)