Picture of carver's bench hook

Devices to Hold Carvings

When I began to carve, I purchased a glove for my left hand. However, I still cut myself often. Primarily because I wasn’t wearing the glove (I know it was not smart) and I held the wood in my hand while carving. After hours of researching holding devices to reduce my cuts, I found a […]

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stack of dry logs in countryside

Source Carving Wood Online

I live in the desert where I can’t walk in the woods to find a fallen branch and the type of wood in my area isn’t anything that I want to carve. I do utilize my local lumber yard, but sometimes they just don’t carry what I’m looking for. I haven’t found a reliable source […]

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Wood Types for Carving

I have found wood carving is incredibly rewarding. It is one of the oldest crafts in the world and is both functional and artistically beautiful. Nearly every wood on earth can be used for carving, which gives the craft a huge abundance to choose from, and at times that can be overwhelming. Wood comes in […]

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