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Wood Carving for Beginners
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General Wood Carving
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Flat Plane Carving
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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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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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  • Pracuss
    ~ ~ Woodspirit-Windchime finished ~ ~
    by Pracuss
    Finished the wood spirit wind-chime. Chimes are of various lengths of basswood. Canopy is of sugar-pine clapper and sail of basswood. I have carved about a dozen of them. This one has a higher pitch sound due to hollowed dome. Seems to resonate in a soft wooden sound. Very pleased with the end result....
    Today, 01:36 PM
  • Dark Lightning
    Grape Leaf Green Man
    by Dark Lightning
    This is one of my first projects, from Laura Irish's book, "Relief Carving Wood Spirits". It's just under 9" tall. Made of tupelo. I didn't know any better when I bought that wood, and I didn't have knives for it, just palm tools. It was tougher to carve that way because of the need to...
    Yesterday, 10:18 AM
  • Dark Lightning
    Carving Tool Chest
    by Dark Lightning
    As my carving has evolved, I've made a few chests to accommodate the tools. This latest chest is made rough and ready in order to take the rigors of travel to/from the local club/class. It's Baltic birch, 1/2" and 1/8". Dimensions are 17-1/4" wide, 15-1/2" tall, 11-1/2" deep....
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM