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Greetings all, Well my work shop has been frozen shut for a little over a week and i am beginning to get cabin fever just stuck in the house with nothing to do.

So I decided that I can do wood carving indoors without making to much noise or mess.
But that leaves me scratching my head on exact where to begin as in other than wood what do I need Ive seen a set of carving chisels at HF i believe it has 12 in it grooved/V/straight etc not sure on the terminology sorry.

Is that basically all I need? I was also thinking about a set of the small files to sharpen them?

I looked online and seen the hundreds of carving sets which sell for 70-80 dollars etc but I dont really wanna drop alot of money into this incase I just cant get the hang of it or I cant get into it any help would be much appreciated thank you in advance for your response.

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Buying a set is not recommended, because they come with gouges that you will never use ...it is better if you buy the most used sizes....this is a quote from Nora Hall a very prominent carver ......
"The starter set I specify for my students includes two #3 gouges,
8mm and 12mm; two #5 gouges, 6mm and 10mm; two #7 gouges,
8mm and 12mm; one #11, 10mm veiner (deep-fluted) gouge; and
a #12, 60 V-parting tool. You'll also need sharpening stones and
slips and some type of leather or abrasive strop for honing the
tools."
Good luck
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Almost forgot ....check out ebay...do a search for gouges
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