Link of the WeekApril 4th, 2008 at 21:00
Imagine being able to look at a plain block of wood and turn it into a gorgeous work of art. Interested, but not sure where to begin?
This site, hosted by the Sculpture Studio in East Aurora, New York, gives the budding wood carver an excellent starting point to try his or her hand in the craft.
Which wood works best for carving? Wood choices from the expected to a few surprises are covered in detail and reviewed for workability, color and ability to hold detail.
What tools do you need to get started? Well, the site goes into detail about hand tools, power carving tools and even common woodworking tools that can be pressed into service.
There’s even a step-by-step instruction on how to get started with hand carving tools, how to carve safely and how to achieve a great look with fine detail.
Sure, carving may not be for everyone, but it’s a great place to start if you want to give it a whirl!