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Wood Carving for Beginners
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General Wood 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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A Refsal inspired Amish Fella
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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Oak log coffee table W.I.P.
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Phyllis Birthday
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"Waterfall" completed
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For the discussions of power carving ranging from roughing out to detailing.
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Chainsaw Carving
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Silver Maple Tree Stump
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Stick and Cane Carving
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Reference Photos
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Comfort Bird Carving
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Carving Business side
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  • Glenn Jennings
    Need some help selecting a carving knife
    by Glenn Jennings
    Greeting all,
    Need some help selecting a decent knife for carving. In New Zealand I can purchase the following brands.

    If these brands are known to you can you let me know which of them is the better one to get...
    Today, 06:45 AM
  • joepaulbutler
    Third project to try improve
    by joepaulbutler
    This kind of a story-stick. Started at the top went to the middle then to the bottom, then work my way back up, trying to improve. The same stick, one burnt one not. With the AMD that I've got my depth perception isn't what it should be. With a knife, you can put it to the wood and if it is not right,...
    Yesterday, 07:17 PM
  • uvawyo
    Phyllis Birthday
    by uvawyo
    May 27 is Phyllis birthday and here is her birthday gift from me, It is roughly 6x6x14 so big I had to hold it like a baby when carving. it is a Dave Stetson RO. I have been working on it the entire month of May. The painting is by me so it may not be up to our usual standards painted with acrylics...
    Yesterday, 12:16 AM