Knife Sets

Discontinued
  • Standard Hobby Tool Set

Standard Hobby Tool Set

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Inventory subject to limited availability
The X-ACTO Standard Hobby Set is a 25-piece knife and tool set that includes everything a hobbyist or designer needs to complete beautiful craft projects. The tool set features quality X-ACTO knives and other craft tools for working with wood, plastic and dozens of other materials. Additionally, the tool set comes with a solid wood chest for organized storage and display. Our Standard Hobby Tool Set features the following items:
  • #1 knife with #11 fine point blade
  • #2 knife with #2 large, fine point blade
  • #5 knife with #19 angled chiseling blade
  • #7 blade
  • Additional #11 blade
  • #13 blade
  • #16 scoring blade
  • #17 light chiseling blade
  • #22 curved carving blade
  • #24 deburring blade
  • #26 whittling blade
  • #28 concave carving blade
  • Block plane
  • Block sander
  • Spokeshave
  • Balsa stripper
  • Two routers
  • Four gouges

Picking the Perfect Mat

You've finished your latest masterpiece, and now it is time for framing. Using a mat around an art piece both protects the glass from touching the art, but also enhances your art by giving your eyes the needed breathing room between art and frame without cutting off your art. It can help accentuate and draw your eye to the focal point of your piece. But what color should you choose? Try squinting your eyes in front of your piece and note what the prominent color is. That color would be a good option to start with. White is the most common mat color used, and if you are framing a number of pieces together it can be a great way to unify them. Using a crisp white mat can add height and width to your pieces while still letting your focus on each separate piece. Don't skimp on size. A large mat can instantly give a small art piece more presence. And remember, acid-free mats are the best choice for preserving and showcasing your art forever.