Carving

Porter Cable 7424xp vs 7346sp | Which is the Sander of Choice?

We will be comparing the Porter Cable 7424xp vs 7346sp. These are two different sanders that need a detailed review to choose the one that meets your requirements. The Porter Cable is a leading brand with high-quality and professional-grade orbital polishers. In this article, a detailed review of both products follows, explaining the pros and…

What is the difference between wood carving and whittling

Are you wondering about wood carving terminology, perhaps because you want to start? Like any other craft, it helps a great deal to know the terms used and what they mean. This enables you to improve efficiency regardless of the craft at hand. In this article, we take a look at the difference between wood…

Where to buy whittling wood | Getting The Right Quality at The Right Price

Where to buy whittling wood Finding the suitable wood for your new whittling project is imperative if you want to end up with the desired product. Using bad wood may result in bad carving or even injury, and it can also be very frustrating. Look for a supplier that sells premium cuts of wood. This…

What kind of oil should I put on my wood carving?

Wood oil is used as a way to finish wood. It will help protect the wood and bring out the wood’s natural character, but it should not be confused with varnish. The two are different. Wood oils are easy to apply and also easy to maintain.  There are different types of wood oil that you…

What humidity level should wood be at for carving

The level of moisture in the wood that you use for carving is vital. It can make or break your project. It will affect the quality of your product. I remember the first time I tried to carve out a piece from basswood. I didn’t know that the moisture content in the wood needed to…

Orbital Sander VS Palm Sander: Which One For What Job?

When choosing a sander between the Orbital and Palm sander, you need to consider the purpose. What is the job you have in mind for it? The tools are different in size, and you need to consider the size of the surfaces you will be working on. The grits, power, speed, and systems differ.  It…

How to join two pieces of wood side by side for wood carving

Trying to join two pieces of wood side by side for wood carving can be tricky, especially if you are unsure how to go about it. I remember watching a carpenter I had hired try to do this, to fix furniture the kids had broken. I regretted it the minute I peeped to see how…

How to know if a wood carving is going to split

Whether for business or as a hobby, you are in the wood carving business, but you always seem to wind up with cracking wood? It can be annoying, and at times you may feel like you have to throw out your carving because it is cracked. But there is a way to see it a…