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I just finished using some of these carving tools that I bought from Mihail three years or so ago.  I had misplaced my instructions for sharpening that he supplied and found a need to contact him again for help.  He provided me with a detailed e-mail regarding the sharpening process.  I can only applaud again these tools as they are the best small carving tools I have found.  In this correspondence, he mentioned to me that he still had three sets left for sale at $420.00.  Just wanted to post this as he travels somewhere in the summer and these will not be available again until around October.  If anyone is interested let me know and I will provide his e-mail as we have done in the past.thumbnail?appid=aolwebmail&size=400w

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I have to agree with you here - I took a chance based on what I had heard on this forum and bought some myself.  I found Mikhail to be very informative about what he sells and how to look after them too.   I ordered my set and they arrived two weeks later!!!!  They are simply fantastic and I love my set.  The only place I have ever received such great service is from Jim Byrne's last Xmas.  He sent me my order with no payment what so ever.  I received it and got the bill in January.   thats how business should be done.

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I agree with you.  I was a Commercial Banker for 40 years and in the early years of my career when I did consumer lending you could tell a customer to go ahead and write a check and come in and sign the note later.  Couldn't do that now.  

 

Mihail's service as well as Jim's is beyond compare.  I just hope someone else jumps on these carving tools.  They are really great tools. 

 

There is a learning curve on sharpening and I am still a novice on these.  I use shapton ceramic stones on my chisels and planes and can put an edge on those that scares me but these tiny little gouges are not easy.  I am even sharpening them under a low powered microscope.  I am getting better just have to use a light touch.

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On 4/5/2021 at 3:49 AM, biltut said:

I just finished using some of these carving tools that I bought from Mihail three years or so ago.  I had misplaced my instructions for sharpening that he supplied and found a need to contact him again for help.  He provided me with a detailed e-mail regarding the sharpening process.  I can only applaud again these tools as they are the best small carving tools I have found.  In this correspondence, he mentioned to me that he still had three sets left for sale at $420.00.  Just wanted to post this as he travels somewhere in the summer and these will not be available again until around October.  If anyone is interested let me know and I will provide his e-mail as we have done in the past.thumbnail?appid=aolwebmail&size=400w

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Bill Could you please provide me with Mikhail's Email address.

 

John

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32 minutes ago, EricWilliamMarshall said:

How does he suggest to sharpen his tools? I’m curious about the gouges in particular. Thanks!

He provides full instructions on how to sharpen his chisels when you buy them.  Its not hard to do just a bit different on some of them.

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