New to the party and just getting started. I've read several books and done a fair amount of research on the net. Now I'm ready to actually start acquiring some tools and get started making some coasters to build some skill. I think I'm going to order a Henley knife, but I'm confused on what options to start with. I know this stuff is very subjective, but I would appreciate any input anyone has.
Apparently, the Henley knife is available in 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8. Also available in 2 lengths, 1 1/2 and 2 inches. Throw in 6 different blades and fine or medium knurl and you have about ....well, I don't know how many variations, but heck of a lot. So for a total newbie with ZERO experience, which one? Since it appears to me a persons physical attributes may come into play here, I should mention I'm your average schmoe. Average height, weight, fingers, and hands. So any input is greatly appreciated. Why would I want a 2" knife over a 1.5" knife? Which blades are good for what?
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