If you’d been born circa 1880, you’d have been whittling since the age of three. After all, a guy’s got to do something in between milking cows, raisin’ barns, and . . . tycoonin’ railroads?
But you were born in the late twentieth century. Not only is whittling out of fashion, but seeing a knife in public causes most people to call the cops. What’s a guy to do?
Pick up a Talja woodcarving kit ($75). It comes with: woodcarving knife with a birch handle, a book of stuff to carve, two pieces of sandpaper, some paraffin oil, a piece of birch, and a piece of juniper. You’ll be unleashing your inner Ron Swanson in no time.