I'm a parent in a Waldorf Homeschooling Cooperative, and the 7th graders are
doing a woodcarving unit soon. We are in need of some tools, and I am
hoping someone can offer us some pointers for a good source for inexpensive
(but not junk) tools.
The class has 4 students, so we probably need 5 of each of the following,
though we can do with 4.
They will be making spoons initially, and there will be no sawing on this
project; they will be starting with a rectangular block of wood.
5 spoon gouges
5 carving knives
They will also be making their own mallets.
Any suggestions on sources for these? Any likelihood that we can borrow
something like this? We can't really afford to buy high quality tools at
Thanks for any advice.
If you reply via email please include Steve in your reply -- he is teaching
the class. Some info on the school is at the URL below.
http://www.markloewenstein.com/wood/index.html - some of my past projects
www.greatspiritworks.com - info on the cooperative school and Steve's