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My Woodcarving Adventures #1: Getting Started

04-03-2015 03:45 PM by stefang | 24 comments »

My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how you might learn. I have posted a couple of projects here on other carving work here on LJ, but the photos below show what I have been up to lately. If you like using hand planes, spokeshaves and knives you might want to consider woodcarving. It is very therapeutic and hard to stop once you start. If you have tried carving and found it frustrating it might be due to cutting against the grain. The online school I mentioned below has a free...

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