The most affordable carving tool is one that will be around for years!
That is exactly what you get when you purchase a carving knife from Deepwoods Ventures. These hand forged carving knifes hold a sharp edge. Combine that with the maple burl handles, these knifes will last a lifetime and possibly your grand children’s lifetime as well. (more…)
I work in a profession where burnout is a huge problem. I am an IT professional where there is always a hot project or a customer need, or something. It is never ending and sometimes it is impossible to take 30 minutes of uninterrupted to have lunch.
Chip carving is a simple process but gives a complex yet elegant look to your project. I have always been intrigued how chip carvers maintain that constant uniformity in their designs. In searching the internet I ran across the website my chip carving where I discovered a down to earth teaching video on how to hold the chip carving knifes and more.
So if you are intrested in learning how to chip carving I recommend going to www.mychipcarving.com
This bear was one of the first club projects that we tackled. It was great fun discussing this project in our group.
The Jayland carving club meets every Wednesday night at 6PM at the jay County Community Center.
Carved for Indiana grown basswood, this tree topper took two weeks to carve and two days to paint.
This project was carved from 2″ stock and measures 12″ in height. The stand is fashioned from #10 copper ground wire.
This project came from WoodCarving Illustrated.
Using a strop is the key to keeping your carving tools razor sharp
When woodcarving keeping your tools sharp will produce clean cuts and makes the carving experience more enjoyable. The key in keeping your tools polished and razor sharp is the strop. A “Strop” is a piece of leather that is glued to a flat board. Polishing compound is often applied to the leather, this action is referred as “Loading” the strop.
Since my early days of carving I have always been told Continue reading Loading the strop→
The Jayland carving club meets every Wednesday eventing at the Jay Community Center in Portland Indiana. Sometimes in our club meetings we working on a common project, and I have the opportunity to instruct the club on carving these snowmen that are pictured. This project will start mid November of 2009 if you are interested.
In preparing for the class I needed to find 2″x2″x4.5″ Basswood for each club member. I turned to Heinecke Wood Products which is located Continue reading Carving wood – Basswood→
I recently attended a session of the Jayland Carving Club in Portland Indiana. I had a great time and the two hours flew by, as our instructor Kevin walked us through carving a caricature carving of a bear. Continue reading Jayland Carving Club→