Fundamentals of Woods for Carving

What makes a piece of wood a good candidate for a specific carving, and what makes it a piece of scrap wood? Know what piece of wood will be good for any specific type or style of carving.  And what not to bother with.

What is Diamond Willow?

Diamond willow is not a species of willow, but rather it is apparently the result of attack by one (Valsa sordida) or possibly more types of fungus on several species of willow (Lutz). I have used the word "apparently" because, although this is the accepted explanation, Mr. Lutz is careful in his wording since he relied on evidence for this from another source (see below). From my own search of the scientific literature, I have not found a second reference to confirm or refute the fungal explanation.

Carving Woods

This list is by no means a complete list of possible woods to use in your carving hobby, it is simply a listing of the woods that I have used and with which I have had experience. With patience and determination any wood can be used in carving.

General Wood for Carving General Wood for Carving.

Carving Wood Selection

Carving Wood Selection.

Tips on How to Identify the Best Wood for Carving

There are many objects which we can use for carving, and one of them is wood. But we need to know a correct type of wood or what kind of wood which we can use for the wood carving. In this article we will get some tips on how to choose a good wood for the wood carving.

Best Woods to Use for Carving

Wood carving is a hobby that many people enjoy, whether intricately carving beautiful pieces that are bought by others or spending afternoons whittling away for the sheer relaxation and joy of it. There is a great deal  of creativity and personal expression that is involved in carving wood.

Choosing wood for carvings

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