Link of the week

Chipping Away’s How to get started with wood carving

Since I joined the St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild, I have seen some incredible carvings up close and personal. Add to that seeing the impressive work of Kari Hultman and others and – boy – all I want to do now is carve. But, where on Earth to begin?

That’s why I’m happy this how-to page was created by the folks at Chipping Away. It gives a great primer on different types of carving styles (from delicate chip carving to carving in the round), an interesting perspective on how old someone should be before taking up the craft and links to tools to accomplish the different styles of carving.

It’s an interesting place to begin if you are interested in doing some carving on your own.

4 thoughts on “Link of the week”

  1. Thanks for the shout-out, Tom! People have written and asked me where to start with carving. I always suggest they buy a magazine or book with plans they like and then purchase the tools they need to make the project. Chances are, they will use those tools again since they chose a carving they like–it’s an indication that they’ll continue to carve those same kinds of projects. I also wrote a post about getting started in carving that might be helpful:

  2. Kari – your work is exquisite.. One of these days, I have GOT to get started doing some carving! I’m digging the letter carving.

  3. I tried to carve a decorative border around a box lid and it turned out looking like it was done by a drunk monkey…(sorry Iggy)

    Naturally I’m blaming my tools…lol

    It won’t deter me though and I plan on practicing until I get it right.

    People like Kari are an honest inspiration.

    Thanks Tom.

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