In the above video my friend Bill Anderson introduces beginners to the ideal tools and techniques for getting started in carving your traditional wooden furniture. Bill starts off introducing the ideal mallet for wood carving. Here is the link to the mallet that Bill used in this video, along with some highly rated, yet more affordable options: -“Blue Spruce” 16 oz. Carver’s Mallet: around $80 (click here)-“Wood Is Good” urethane Carver’s Mallet: around $29 (click here)-“Shop Fox...
This posting was made by Fine Woodworking and it is quite remarkable. This “box of money” is carved from one piece of wood and hand painted! Check it out! “It’s tough to make real money from your work, but I found a guy who is dong the next best thing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen the step-by-step photos myself.His name is Randall Rosenthal, and he lives in East Hampton, NY. Everything he does is carved from a single block of wood, an...
This guy is a wood carver’s wood carver.
To wet your appetite for what’s ahead, here’s a picture of what we’ll be carving in this class. Martywww.MyChipCarving.com866-444-6996
Nairi Safaryan was born in 1958 in the town of Shushi located in the Karabagh region of Armenia. Nairi’s childhood is filled with memories of carving wooden toys, drawing and creating chalk sculptures. In 1996, Safaryan was invited to participate in two exhibitions at the Yerevan’s Folk Art Museum and honored with the title of Folk Master. This honor was bestowed on him not only because he had reached the level of Master Woodcarver, but because Safaryan’s work has a special charm that dis...
Just wanted to congratulate Jordan for being featured in the current Highlander e-magazine. That beautiful war shirt certainly displays some of his spectacular talent. For those who do not get the Highlander emails – here is a link to the article – Jordan's war shirt carving. Great to see some of your fantastic carvings getting more exposure….it should certainly lead to more commissions as more realize what exquisite work you do.
There are some woodworkers that have a broad range of experience with all sorts of tools and can use them skillfully in keeping with their function. I am not one of those. I am going to tell you about tools that I know nothing about. I am going to give you advice, some of which is based on practices I have yet to try. I am going to mention tools that I have never even held in my hands. And after I do, you are going to come to the realization that, “If this chump can carve a spoon, so can I...
I’ve been trying to learn chip carving for about 3 months. I like to carve free form chip carvings. I’ve still not gotten to the point where I’m satisfied with my chip carvings but I can do it better than what I could three months ago. I also try to do relief carvings occasionally but I haven’t done very many. Anyways, for the first time in a good while I decided that I wanted to do a relief carving so I chose this simple flower since I’m a beginner. IR...
A few weeks back my family had the opportunity to go to my brother’s cabin on the Cartecay River up in north Georgia for a four day weekend. It is a beautiful place to visit and the log cabin has all of the amenities, is very nice, and has ample room for a large family to live in comfort. There is a screened in porch that stretches all the way across the back of the cabin and a stone covered patio on the bottom floor under the porch. The porch and patio have ample furnishings. On the po...
I have entered the international art competition called Art Takes London. There is a public rating award that needs your support. Please go to the link below and rate my works at the upper right corner of the page. Thank you. Kwok Wing – ArtTakesLondon http://www.arttakeslondon.com/Wingwong
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