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Wood Carving for Beginners
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General Wood Carving
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Animal and Bird Carving
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Caricature Carving
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Flat Plane Carving
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Carving in Found Wood
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Power Carving
For the discussions of power carving ranging from roughing out to detailing.
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Stick and Cane Carving
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Wood Carving Tips and Techniques
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  • Ally
    Hi everyone!
    by Ally
    Hi everyone!
    My name is Ashley (also known as DawnWoodDesigns) I live in Ontario Canada! I’ve been carving for a little over a year now still a newbie though. here are some carvings I’ve done! Gene Messer is my biggest influence I just love his carvings! Anyways glad to be apart of the...
    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
  • Arthur C.
    Font App?
    by Arthur C.
    I'm looking for a free or inexpensive (I'm cheap), easy to use, (I don't want to have to call my grandkids over) font app. I need one that allows me to size the font and also curve it like you would use on a banner. Any one using something like this?
    Yesterday, 07:04 AM
  • Richard Yates
    Time lapse deep relief carve.
    by Richard Yates
    Hi there.
    Here is a time lapse of a deep relief panel I carved for a housing développement company. It depicts a family out front of the home, walking the border collie while their daughter rides her bike.

    it’s carved from cypress 2’’ (50mm ) thick and is 6’ wide. This is...
    08-12-2020, 04:23 AM