Whittling seems a lost art. Back in the day we'd sit on the porch whittling watching the world go by. Now none sit on the front porch, the world goes by too fast to watch and if you have a knife in your hand you'll get reported and maybe even shot by an over zealous Bobby (Oops, Bobbies don't have guns.) Well shot by an over zealous law enforcement officer. I used to whittle letter openers. Useless now. Seldom get letters. Could whittle a whistle now maybe if the custodians hadn't taken my knife away. Said it was for cautionary reasons but I bet someone is using it now, to whittle. Betcha.