Bill and I had a sometimes business carving "genuine" Tiki gods, and other countercultural junk. This we accomplished mostly with a Dremel tool and routers. One of us had to find cheap wood for these projects, and scrounging was my specialty.
"You can't gain mastery unless you can do slowly what you now do at full speed."
A little carving can be a good thing for a boat.
Literacy is critical to our advancement as artists
Working directly from the log always offers surprises.
taking time to reflect or meditate is never a bad idea before starting in the shop.
Rather than think about the one indispensable tool think about the suite of tools that make your work possible.
Start things right, but know when to fold a bad hand.
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 …
What to hit with: Mallets!