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Wood Carving for Beginners
Post your beginner questions here.
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General Wood Carving
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New Projects and Works in Progress (WIP)
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Wood Carving Tutorials
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Animal and Bird Carving
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Caricature Carving
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Flat Plane Carving
Carvings in the Flat Plane style and Scandinavian style carvings.
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Carving in Found Wood
A place to discuss carvings in found wood including cottonwood bark, driftwood, and other types of found wood
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Post your holiday carving questions here.
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Relief and Chip Carving
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Power Carving
For the discussions of power carving ranging from roughing out to detailing.
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Chainsaw Carving
Tips, techniques, and safety for chainsaw carving
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Stick and Cane Carving
Post your information or questions about walking sticks, cane, or staff carving
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Glenn Jennings
Pyrography and Woodburning
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Wood Carving Tips and Techniques
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Carving Wood & Materials
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Woodcarving Tools, Technology & Sharpening
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Wood Finishing and Painting
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Reference Photos
A place to post your own reference photos of different carving subjects (wildlife, wildfowl, even human figures).
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Carving Business side
A place to discuss the business side of carving, including selling patterns or selling carvings
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    Wanted to give a shout out to this forum!!
    by PHolder
    This forum seems to be unusual among the interwebs. I joined late 2020 and received nothing but a warm welcome. Like my local club, ya'll are a friendly bunch. This is in contrast to others I have been a part of.
    Case in point. My son gave me a Zhen kitchen knife blade from Woodcraft that needed...
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    "Fish'in on the Tellico River!"
    by Eddy-Smiles
    “Two old locals from East Tennessee spent the week fishing on the Tellico River. They went down to Yates Hardware and bought all the equipment - the reels, the rods, hooks and sinkers, and the wading suits. They spent a small fortune! The first day they go fishing, they don't catch anything. The same...
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    Micro fractures
    by 5akman
    I'm a life long woodworker and retired high school shop teacher. I've never been great at carving nor sharpening. I've recently started carving on a semi serious level and have just finished about 150 of the "Larry Green designed Happy Christmas Trees" carvings. I've been really frustrated...
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