My folks got me this sweet set of micro wood carving tools for my birthday this year–thanks guys! These are the smallest carving heads I’ve seen and I think they’ll allow me to get a lot more detail into my printmaking.
They also came with this lovely complementary band-aid holder. Advertising at its finest, guys. I tried them out on one of my little 4″ x 4″ shina plywood blocks and I love them already. For some reason Flex Cut tools seem to hold an edge better than my more traditional Japanese carving tools, and these ones have the fine points I’ve been wanting for forever. Even my littlest carving tool is way bigger than these guys.