The Cutting Edge -March 2014
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25 Years

2014 marks our 25th year of creating wood carving tools. It is hard to believe that 25 years ago I was graduating from Western State College in Colorado and dad thought of an ingenious way to get me to move home. (Having kids in college now, I have a deeper appreciation of his tactics.) He sent off the idea of creating tools in the form of an old fashioned letter. Being a female with a degree in industrial education, I knew it was something to pursue. I headed home and we dreamed up a few tools and just simply started making them. We did not have the power of the internet for research, so we just started playing and experimenting with ideas. We did a few shows and listened to feedback. Some tools have stood the test of time, others like the JB Folder, were a good solid learning experience. What we once considered custom tools are now part of the everyday. Woodcarvers have been a huge part of the design process and we look forward to continuing for as long as our hands will allow! Even after 25 years we have a few new ideas.....

Thank you for all your amazing support!


Come visit us at the
44th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl
Carving Competition and Art Festival

April 25, 26 & 27 2014
Ocean City MD


for a complete list of this years shows visit our web-site
We create tools the way they used to be…by hand, one at a time with great care...

The January Knife
Winner is....
Harold Morrison
Everyone has a chance to win by either being a subscriber or a Facebook fan. My daughter randomly picks a winner twice a year- after the holidays and for Father day.
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add $8.00 to customize your bend
Customizing your bent blades...
A bent blade can be extremely handy for reaching and getting into spots that a straight just can't do. They are also a blade that doesn't get utilized as often as it should. They can be a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it they are extremely handy. This is a custom bend for a carver who was looking to clean up the backgrounds on his relief work. The tools were made in left and right push & pull. If you haven't tried one, maybe you should.
Visit our web site for More Custom tools.....
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Okay, I am so addicted to Pinterest that I just had to let you in on it...

If you are looking for anything-woodcarving patterns, inspiration, sources for supply or just a good recipe to serve the carvers coming over to carve

Pinterest is worth a visit.

My only advice...remember you get more done with a knife than a computer.

I say this from experience

Sharpening Service

We always sharpen our tools for FREE
and your other tools for a small fee

knives $3.00 sharpen/$5.00 to repair
We can also sharpen your
Straights / skews
drawknives and more.

Quantity discounts


Interesting Tidbit
Are your glue electrical nutbottle caps either so full of crud that they are useless or do they just simply disappear? Try using electrical nuts (they are used to hold wires together) they make great replacement caps. Keep a few different sizes on hand and you will not need to worry about your glue drying out again.
For more interesting tidbits check out our web-site


I just received the general carving knife that I ordered. After 5 minutes of carving I am completely in love with it. It has never been so easy to carve! I am a beginning carver and as I progress I am sure you will be seeing more orders from me. Thanks for taking the time and care to make a great product.
Bruce Wlazelek

Thanks Bruce and to all those who take the time to let me know you are enjoying your tools. It can make our day!


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Cape Forge
Simsbury CT
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Cape Forge
31 Berkshire Way
Simsbury, CT 06070

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