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What Is Relief Carving?

January 3, 2022

Are you looking to try a new woodworking project? Relief carving can be a fun and rewarding hobby to pick up. In this craft, the subject pops out of a flat wooden panel and is created with specific techniques and tools. Before you get started, here’s what you should know…

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How to Care For Your Wood Carving Tools

December 15, 2021

When it comes to wood carving, like many other crafts, it’s important to properly care for your tools. The way you store them, clean them, and sharpen them makes a significant difference in how long they’ll last and how well they’ll perform.  Tool storage Proper tool maintenance involves knowing how…

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5 Types of Wood Carving Tools You Should Know

December 3, 2021

While chisels and wood carving tools are designed with the same principle in mind, there are some differences between classic woodworking chisels and ones used on other carving projects. Here are the types of carving tools you should know before starting your project. Wood carving tools can be divided into…

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What Is the Best Wood for Carving Projects?

November 15, 2021

There are many different species of wood so it’s important to know each woods’ individual characteristics before you begin a carving project. Nearly every kind of wood can be used for carving, which means there is an abundance to choose from! Here are some best woods you can use: Basswood…

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Common Soldering Problems and Solution for Jewelers

November 3, 2021

Soldering can be a fun part of jewelry making but even the most experienced jewelry makers can run into problems from time to time. While it might not always be clear what the problem is, there are a few common culprits that might be causing you problems. Here’s what you…

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Caring For Wood Carving Tools

August 11, 2021

When it comes to wood carving, similar to many other crafts, it’s important to properly care for your collection of tools. The way you care for them has a significant impact on how long they last and how well they perform when using them for your wood carving projects. At…

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How to Carve Wood: The Basics

August 10, 2021

Wood carving is a great hobby for those who enjoy working with their hands and that have great attention to detail. It is an art that takes some practice and getting used to, but nonetheless, it can be fun to simply give it a go, carve away, and create something.…

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A Short Guide to Draw Knives

April 21, 2021

Ramelson is committed to providing you with the finest wood crafting tools online. Our products are professional-grade, USA-made, and perfect for woodworkers of any skill level. In order for you to do the best job, you need the best tools available, and Ramelson aims to be your go-to resource for…

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Different Gun Checkering Styles

February 19, 2021

Most gun and firearm stocks are fairly basic. However, checkering is a type of surface treatment intended to enhance the shooter’s grip in specific areas, such as the wrist, pistol grip, or fore-end. It also can be done solely for decorative purposes. Checkering consists of intersecting lines on the wood…

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Traits of a Great Wood Carver

January 17, 2021

Wood carving is a wonderful hobby and craft to get into. It offers more than just a means of livelihood or a way to pass the time; it can be incredibly relaxing and rewarding, too. Wood carving is something that just about anyone can get into, all you need to…

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