This video outlines how gouges are numbered, the difference between fishtail gouges and straight gouges, different brands of tools, and how to get started with a basic set of gouges.
Beginning Carving Projects
Your carving experience will be so much more enjoyable with sharp tools! This video teaches you how to sharpen and touch up the most frequently used tool, the curved gouge.
This one is a bit tricky. Continuing with learning to sharpen your tools, we will get better acquainted with the second most frequently used tool, the v-chisel or “parting tool”.
If you are introducing a this specialty gouge to your tool set, you’re going to need to know the technique for sharpening a spoon-bent gouge.
This tool’s name is derived from its use, carving vein lines in any traditional leaf. We will get to know the veiner or #11 gouge and learn the challenging technique of sharpening this special tool.
This video shows the technique of sharpening a back-bent gouge.
This video starts from the basics of how to hold a gouge, how to make basic cuts, and trade secrets such as cutting across the grain and more!
Watch this video to see techniques for clamping down wood securely – even if you happen to be carving on your kitchen table!
This lesson shows a variety of techniques on how to transfer designs to wood using templates and transfer paper.
This high-fiber donut is a great beginning lesson on carving with the grain.