Basic Wood Carving

Beginning Wood Carving
Although it's common for people to think you can pickup a random piece of wood, and a steak knife or of the kitchen and carve a piece of art, it doesn't really work that way.  Having the right supplies, and the right piece of wood is essential to learning the skills needed.

Advice for Novice Carvers

This collection of email messages (from the Woodcarver Mailing List) offers a range of advice for novice carvers from more experienced carvers. It comes to us from Richard Absher who kindly collected this advice as it appeared on the list. If you have other advice of enduring quality to add to what is here, please feel free to contact Richard. Perhaps he will see fit to add it to this collection.

Wood Carving Basics for Beginners

Wood carving is a kind of art that transforms and brings wood to life. Learn how it's possible to get started in wood sculpting and wood engraving. What used to be called whittling, something done by pops and granddads to use up their spare time, has developed into a full-scale hobby.

Carving Basics

This is the beginner's page to getting started. It is designed for someone who has little or no knowledge of how to get started.  Remember carving is carving regardless of what the subject is.  There are as many ways to carve and as many subjects as you can imagine. It is important to know your subject or do some studying before starting.  It will make a difference on the finished piece. 

Wood Carving

Wood carving is a type of sculpture that in the past has been used for religious and funerary art but these days is mostly used for purely decorative art. Many different styles of home decor sculptures and garden sculptures are made from wood.

Wood Carving

Wood carving is one of the oldest forms of sculpture. Wood was used in ancient Egypt for figure sculpture and in Oriental countries for ornamenting temples and shrines.

Wood Carving: Making Your Hobby a Business

Hobbies are frequently turned into successful businesses and wood carving is no different. Whether you are a beginner or novice, here are some things about turning your passion for wood carving into a business.

Using a Woodcarving Knife

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