How to Use Wood Chisels for Carving

Carving wood with chisel tools.

One of the fascinating forms of woodworking is woodcarving which had been widely practiced throughout the ages. But at present, I know of many woodworkers who have already mastered other woodworking areas but have never tried wood carving. They may have reasons for not engaging in wood carving, but I think wood carving is a … Read more

Best Rotary Tools for Wood Carving

Different types and models of wood carving Dremel tools.

A question I get asked more often about wood carving concerns the rotary tools. Of course, my new students in woodcarving know more about the traditional carving tools like wood carving knives, chisels, gouges, rifflers, mallets, and leather thumb guards. But more often, they do not know much about the rotary tools for wood carving.  … Read more

Softest Woods For Carving

Carving wood pillars using woodworking hand tools.

Wood carving hobbyists are increasing in numbers. It is a great way to bond with the young ones and teach them new skills. This is also a productive way of passing time that can result not only in many beautiful works of art but also for objects that has practical uses inside our homes. Beginner … Read more

Aspen Wood for Carving

A Truck of white aspen wood.

Woodcarvers worldwide prefer to use Aspen wood out of all the wood species for its fine-grained texture and soft quality. It offers the least interference to carvers when working from a solid block of wood to a reduced artistic form or shape.  No sculptor or wood woodworker would want to deal with wood that is … Read more