Getting Started Preview

Getting Started Preview 2017-05-24T11:15:57+00:00

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Let me help you begin your woodcarving journey. Simply follow the steps below and have fun! Happy Carving!

Watch this lesson to learn more essential woodcarving techniques, such as how to safely and securely clamp your carving, how to transfer designs onto wood, additional safety techniques, and more.

Watch this lesson that shows how to get started with woodcarving, including how to hold gouges, how to make basic carving cuts, how to stay safe, and other important beginning techniques.

Watch this lesson to learn all about carving gouges.

Read about the Suppliers of Tools and Materials.

Read answers to "real-life" questions that students have asked about carving tools.
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Watch this lesson to learn how to sharpen the most commonly used carving tool - a curved gouge.

Watch this lesson to learn how to sharpen a challenging, but important carving tool - the v-chisel (or parting tool).

Read answers to "real-life" questions that students have asked about sharpening.
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Watch this basic lesson to learn the importance of carving in the correct grain direction.

Watch this basic lesson to learn how to carve a basic, symmetrical flower in shallow relief with overlapping petals.

Watch this lesson to learn how to carve a free-form camellia flower in shallow relief with delicate overlapping petals and leaves.

Continue your woodcarving journey and have full access to 143 basic, intermediate, and advanced lessons. A new lesson is added each week!

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