Examples offer clues for learning that books and videos can't
Neither materials nor tools define you as an artist.
Materials And Toos Do Not The Artist Make
From firewood to presents; it's a pleasant transition.
After tempering the treen is allowed to dry for several days before finishing starts. Finishing begins with cleaning up unfair curves, and rough spots. Sanding with 80 grit, 120 grit and 240 grit sandpaper follow. A final whirl with a sanding mop ( a sort of flap sander in a drill press) acts to polish …
Firewood is interesting stuff. It often contains serendipitous pieces for crafting.
A carver's shop is closer to boatbuilders shop than it is to an artists studio.