Beginners Mind and Fire

The open, unbiased mind, no pre-programmed muscle memory, no years of experience ( positive or negative) yammering behind your ear - do this, do that. Periodically it's a worthy state to reattain. We all start in art at this entry; whether it's sword work or woodcarving. I'm only turning out a few commissions a year …

For Beginners

I've prepared some materials for beginners, which I hope will make the first steps in carving easier, and help to make you a more successful woodcarver. Please bear in mind that without attention to safety woodcarving can be dangerous. Always use protective goggles against flying chips, be careful to plan out cuts so that you …