I made this little set of carving tools. I was needing some really tiny ones, so I decided to make them. I used allen wrenches for the chisels and needles for the gouges. I am hoping to use the tools for making a giveaway, having passed 100 followers. Stay tuned!
This is what the backs look like.
I used two different sizes of allen wrenches. First I put the end in a vise and slowly, carefully pushed to "unbend" it some. I covered it with my jacket because I was afraid it would snap, and I was much less afraid once I couldn't see it :) Then I ground the profiles.
The assortment is two sizes of straight chisels, one ground on top, one on the bottom. Then I made a skew.
This picture shows the different sweeps on the gouges. The needles I used have a little dip around the eye and I snipped the eye off with a wirecutter and then made the dip deeper and longer with a diamond cutter in my Dremel. Then I ground the edges.
I love the grip I have on these tools.
Here they are in action.