Beginners Corner

If you are new to wood carving you probably have many questions. What tools do I need? How do I begin? Which woods are best? etc.  The following tutorial links will answer those basic questions and then lead you step by step through three simple carving projects, each in a different carving style. So let's get started...

Basic Theory:  

Health and Safety Considerations

Woods for Carving

The 2 Most Useful Carving Tools (and how to use them)

Keeping it Sharp!

Beginners Projects:

Project # 1 - Chip Carving

Project # 2 - Relief Carving

Project # 3 - In the Round