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Back online finally!
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Wood Carving for Beginners
Post your beginner questions here.
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Shelter in place carving.
by 4ND3R5
General Wood Carving
Post your general carving questions here.
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New Projects and Works in Progress (WIP)
Post information concerning new projects or works in progress here.
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Last Post: Reminds me of Pam
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Reminds me of Pam
by uvawyo
Wood Carving Tutorials
Post tutorials or step-by-step projects here
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Animal and Bird Carving
Post your animal and bird carving questions here.
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Caricature Carving
Post your caricatures carving questions here.
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Trying my hand at an elf
by uvawyo
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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937 13,498
The wood is a mystery
Post your holiday carving questions here.
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Last Post: Hillbilly Santa
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Hillbilly Santa
by tbox61
Relief and Chip Carving
Post your Relief and Chip Carving questions here.
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Painting problem on wood relief
by Randy
Power Carving
For the discussions of power carving ranging from roughing out to detailing.
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1,064 10,141
Chainsaw Carving
Tips, techniques, and safety for chainsaw carving
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Last Post: Feeling Sick
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Edgard Diaz
Feeling Sick
Stick and Cane Carving
Post your information or questions about walking sticks, cane, or staff carving
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Last Post: Eagle stick
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Eagle stick
by JJF
Pyrography and Woodburning
Post your Pyrography and Woodburning questions here
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1,049 10,365
A new try at burning
Wood Carving Tips and Techniques
Post your general tips, shop-made tools, or jigs here
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Little Painting rack
by Sammy66
Carving Wood & Materials
Post your questions, hints and techniques here about carving woods and other carving materials
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How to dry fresh wood??
Woodcarving Tools, Technology & Sharpening
Post your Tools & Sharpening questions here.
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Used woodcarving tools
by Sammy66
Wood Finishing and Painting
Post your Painting and Finishing questions here.
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Last Post: Black walnut finish
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Black walnut finish
Reference Photos
A place to post your own reference photos of different carving subjects (wildlife, wildfowl, even human figures).
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Comfort Bird Carving
by Tinwood
Carving Business side
A place to discuss the business side of carving, including selling patterns or selling carvings
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Last Post: Selling stuff
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Selling stuff
by Vaughn
Message Board FAQ, Suggestions and Feedback
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Last Post: new members
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new members
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    Back online finally!
    by Unclescott
    Hi all, I've missed being here for a few months (since November), but I'm glad to be back. Shop life stopped when Jozey came home, and now that I have been laid off, I hope to get back to carving a bit more. Lot's to catch up on. I hope everyone is well. We are fine here in Wisconsin, but not liking...
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