Are you looking to embellish your woodworking projects with carving? Afraid to lay out the big bucks on a premium set of gouges, veiners and other carving tools?
Maybe it’s time to consider chip carving.
Also know as kerbschnitzen, chip carving involves taking small slices out of the face of a board to make something akin to an engraving in the wood. From what I have been told by chip carvers, the process is both exceptionally easy to pick up and not very expensive to gather the proper tools.
While My Chip Carving is a commercial site, it also offers very informative video tutorials on the topic, access to free plans and a gallery of chip carved projects to give you an idea of what a chip carved project looks like.