Carving

What is the hardest wood to carve?

What is the hardest wood to carve? That’s a question so many woodcarvers come across as they try to turn a block of wood into a carving, and the answer is as much as personal as it is wood. Working on an incredibly hard piece of wood requires patience and some good skills. You cannot be…

What Wood is Bad for Carving?

What wood is bad for carving? This question would be easy to answer if everyone knew what wood is actually bad for carving. But, if you ask the same question of woodworkers worldwide, you will find very different answers. That’s because some woods are dangerous for carving, while some are safe. When you’re carving, the…

Carving Flowers in Wood | A Simple Guide

Carving flowers in wood is usually done by using a specialized tool such as fine chisels. You can also use a Dremel tool, and both tools allow you to get some of the most intricate details that a flower has. You also have the option to switch between different Dremel accessories and chisel sizes to…

Carving Bears Out of Wood

Carving bears out of wood is one of the more difficult tasks an aspiring woodworker can undertake. It is also one that can be truly satisfying, both in the process of creation and in the end result. Let us look at some tricks and tips to get you started on the right foot. Types of…

Carving Birch Wood | A Grandfather’s Guide

I was carving birch wood recently. It was not my first time trying it out. I find that it to be easier to carve the wider end of the log. Once I get the basic shape of the log, I carve out the interior. I was surprised by how easy it was to carve the…

Carving Balsa Wood | Techniques, Tips & Video

Are you thinking of trying your hand at carving balsa wood? Balsa wood is a favorite among people who want to learn how to carve. It can be used in a variety of projects, from kids’ projects to building toys. Balsa wood is a soft, lightweight alternative to many other softwoods, such as pine and…

Carving on Wood or Stone

Carving on Stone or Wood is a hobby that has been used to make beautiful works of art for centuries. It is a traditional skill that requires a lot of dedication and skill. Carving on stone requires the use of a chisel while carving on wood requires a sharp knife. There are several different techniques…

Carving with Ash Wood

As one of the most abundant materials globally, ash wood offers some excellent properties for carving. Originally found in New England, it has grown in popularity in recent years. It is strong, stable, and resistant to decay, making it an ideal material for projects that require durability. There is no “one size fits all” answer…