Past 2 days had my attention on whittling(chipping away at wood with a simple knife.
NOT CARVING). Never done that before, so would like some advice from the more experienced.
Done a bit of woodwork back in secondary school. But its done with power tools(mostly Jelutong
and Meranti wood).
Hopefully one day can use it as a side hobby combined with photography.
Only basic preliminary research has been done. So i think i'll probably need these:
Pocket Knife(With blade lock)
Soft, fine grain wood without knots and growth rings(basswood??)
Whetstone of atleast 2 different grits(rough and not-so-rough)
Some form of finish??Wax spray??Organic oil??(Something like Krylon Perserve It Spray?
used that before but on paper)
What i want to know(but not limited to, so please add in the comments if you think
there are things i should put into consideration but have not):
[A]Where can i get above listed items -?(As cheap & reliable as possible)
(preferably non-online purchase)
[B]How detailed can it get using just a single pocket knife(examples needed)
(assuming some experience has been accumulated)(I am particularly interested
in small objects and micro details. Think homemade 'danbo' figure for macro
photography. Also other decorative and utility objects)
[C]How long did it take for YOU to obtain results deemed acceptable to YOU?
[D]For those who've worked with Jelutong/Meranti before, which is more similar to
whittling wood?(Meranti gave me hell with the splintering, loved the Jelutong)
All help/advice is appreciated