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Wood Carving for Beginners
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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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Relief and Chip Carving
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Power Carving
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Chainsaw Carving
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Stick and Cane Carving
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Mark N. Akers
Pyrography and Woodburning
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Wood Carving Tips and Techniques
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A place to discuss the business side of carving, including selling patterns or selling carvings
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  • BeckyN
    And she is finished!
    by BeckyN
    Boy did I curse like a sailor with this piece!
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    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
  • Mobieus
    Little Narwhal
    by Mobieus
    My son asked me to carve a Narwhal for his girlfriends 16th birthday. Only a little one, cherry wood with bone for the tusk. Excuse the very poor scorched writing, it's not the best, I have little if any practice at it.
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    Yesterday, 04:59 AM
  • Randy
    First gulf storm of the season .
    by Randy
    Well just read a forecast for invest 92L now in the Bay of Campeche. It said those of us from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle may want to pre pair for the first topical storm of 21. They think it will be a TS by Thur or Fri. Coming ashore some where on the central gulf on the weekend. Forecast from...
    06-13-2021, 01:40 PM