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  1. Mike
    04/27/2014

    Yep, this is so true, I’ve been whittling for 35+ years – sometimes a light pull taking a couple of hours sometimes a miniature nude taking 200 hours, it doesn’t matter.
    One thing always remains constant regardless is the meditative mindset – that’s why I do it, to reconnect with that primeval quiet inner place which is so very elusive in modern day life

  2. Rose (aka sousababy)
    11/17/2013

    Yes, I’ve whittled and ended up with one of the worst cuts in my life – but that was okay. Whittling is the cool-man’s knitting. Creating something with our hands helps to expand our thoughts and deepen our thought processes, imo. I’ve felt a sense of closure when I whittled something (except for that cut which required 5 stitches on my left thumb).

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  3. Marcus Wilson
    03/10/2012

    That sounds great! I can’t wait to try whittling out, it seems like a fun way to just drift away from everyday’s problems. And then I get to keep the end result on my desk and remind of the great experience.

  4. Cley
    03/07/2012

    Whittling is like a sculpture.. Great job! Thanks for sharing.. Keep up the good work! :)
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  5. Michael Belk
    03/06/2012

    Hey Astro I got relaxed reading this article, it sure sounds relaxing. I thought we were too busy today for us to whittle.
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  6. Mirana
    03/06/2012

    I want to try this whittling.. I that an art of just plain thinking and whittling?
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  7. Lyka Ricks
    03/06/2012

    This is a Great Diversion and it’s interesting. Your artistic skills will be honed and the finish product is your masterpiece.

  8. Sheila
    03/05/2012

    Using this kind of tools is a great experience..I want to buy to experience this kind of whittling..
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  9. Chezzianne
    03/05/2012

    I want to try whittling and I think it is really exciting…I have never tried it before so for sure, it will be very interesting…Thanks for the idea!
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    • Astro Gremlin
      03/05/2012

      Chezzianne, appreciate your comment. Whittling can result in useful camp tools, such as wooden spoons, forks and cooking sticks.
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  10. Jennifer
    03/04/2012

    I have never tried whittling. I have seen the results, and it’s simply amazing. It’s almost like a form of meditation, with the end result being a piece of art.
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    • Astro Gremlin
      03/05/2012

      Thanks for commenting, Jennifer. Some whittlers challenge themselves with seemingly impossible projects. The classic is the ball in a cage at the end of a chain, with moving parts carved all in wood.
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