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Hello from Red Deer, Alberta
by JJF
Welcome Members (5,479/53,805)
Off Topic (6,156/72,195)
Author questions (114/708)
Memorial (127/1,294)
Wood Carving for Beginners
Post your beginner questions here.
Topics: 3,335 Posts: 37,473
Last Post: Stop Cuts
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Stop Cuts
by tbox61
General Wood Carving
Post your general carving questions here.
Topics: 9,515 Posts: 107,978
9,515 107,978
New Projects and Works in Progress (WIP)
Post information concerning new projects or works in progress here.
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5,678 80,092
Wood Carving Tutorials
Post tutorials or step-by-step projects here
Topics: 443 Posts: 6,696
443 6,696
Laughing bear tutorial
Animal and Bird Carving
Post your animal and bird carving questions here.
Topics: 2,457 Posts: 27,861
2,457 27,861
Golden Retriever Puppy
by Tinwood
Caricature Carving
Post your caricatures carving questions here.
Topics: 6,310 Posts: 97,898
Last Post: Steer head ornie
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Steer head ornie
by sappy
Flat Plane Carving
Carvings in the Flat Plane style and Scandinavian style carvings.
Topics: 679 Posts: 9,563
Last Post: Man on Horse
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Man on Horse
by Tinwood
Carving in Found Wood
A place to discuss carvings in found wood including cottonwood bark, driftwood, and other types of found wood
Topics: 927 Posts: 13,378
Last Post: Good smelling wood
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Good smelling wood
by NoDNA
Post your holiday carving questions here.
Topics: 2,796 Posts: 41,212
Last Post: Say hi to Willie!
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Say hi to Willie!
by Tinwood
Relief and Chip Carving
Post your Relief and Chip Carving questions here.
Topics: 1,323 Posts: 13,706
1,323 13,706
Power Carving
For the discussions of power carving ranging from roughing out to detailing.
Topics: 1,052 Posts: 10,031
1,052 10,031
Chainsaw Carving
Tips, techniques, and safety for chainsaw carving
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Last Post: Lighthouse
1,646 15,048
by Claude
Stick and Cane Carving
Post your information or questions about walking sticks, cane, or staff carving
Topics: 1,358 Posts: 15,311
1,358 15,311
Pyrography and Woodburning
Post your Pyrography and Woodburning questions here
Topics: 1,041 Posts: 10,274
Last Post: Purple Pyro Clock
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Purple Pyro Clock
by Hineps
Wood Carving Tips and Techniques
Post your general tips, shop-made tools, or jigs here
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Last Post: "Bench Caddy"
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"Bench Caddy"
by rickm
Carving Wood & Materials
Post your questions, hints and techniques here about carving woods and other carving materials
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Last Post: Pile of Wood
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Pile of Wood
Woodcarving Tools, Technology & Sharpening
Post your Tools & Sharpening questions here.
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4,461 46,898
Wood Finishing and Painting
Post your Painting and Finishing questions here.
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1,213 10,797
steve s
Antique before or after finish
by steve s
Reference Photos
A place to post your own reference photos of different carving subjects (wildlife, wildfowl, even human figures).
Topics: 164 Posts: 1,330
Last Post: Snowy Owl
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Snowy Owl
Carving Business side
A place to discuss the business side of carving, including selling patterns or selling carvings
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237 2,558
Message Board FAQ, Suggestions and Feedback
Post your questions, suggestions and feedback on using the message board.
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Last Post: forum hacked again
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forum hacked again
by AlexG

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  • joepaulbutler
    To keep knives from getting rusty
    by joepaulbutler
    Pam finished up getting the kids Christmas presents paint today, I didn't want to start anything that would take time because I'll start put on the hinges and latches tomorrow & the stain the outsides.
    Did these little simple things to keep me occupied. They are 1/4" thick...
    Today, 02:58 AM
  • SlimGeezer
    Stop Cuts
    by SlimGeezer
    I have a difficult time scribing lines for stop cuts. I often can't quite stay on the pencil line I draw. After the first cut, I can't seem to stay within that cut to go deeper; the knife often wants to stray and follow the wood grain. As a result, the sides of my stop cuts look horrible. Does anyone...
    Yesterday, 09:27 PM
  • Merle Rice
    Trying to find Desire to finish this Guy
    by Merle Rice
    5" x3" x1.5" , Basswood , started him about 1 to 2 years ago , kept getting side tracked by other Carvings and now I need to get the Desire to finish him . I usually Carve Faces on the Corner but wanted to try carving on the Flat . Visually their is a difference . Got Pattern from Christmas...
    Yesterday, 12:06 PM