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Carving Owls Out of Wood The Whittler’s Guide

You might think the carving of a wooden owl is the most tedious thing in the world, but that’s not true at all. In fact, the hardest part of carving a wooden owl is deciding what it should look like! The traditional method of carving an owl out of a wooden block is to carve…

Carving Oak Wood | The Smart Guide

Oakwood is a hardwood that comes from the Oaktree. It is native to the Northern hemisphere. Timber from oakwood is for construction, homewares, flooring, and wine barrels. Oakwood is strong, heavy, and durable. It is a beautiful, light-colored wood with a prominent grain.  It is also resistant to fungi, and the appreciation goes to its…

Carving Olive Wood | The Detailed Guide

Olive wood is an exotic wood that originated in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It is a hardwood that is sturdy and durable. It has several characteristics that make it great for woodturning and carving. This hardwood is unique in that it has a beautiful grain pattern and an inviting fragrance. It becomes darker,…

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…