Woodcarving Basics

Learn techniques for ‘shallow relief’ and ‘applied’ carvings. Have you ever been involved in something where you get completely absorbed in it? Where hours go by without realizing it? Those are [...]

Spoon Carving

This kitchen workhorse presents a surprising and rewarding challenge. A wooden spoon – you can get one for a dollar in many places. It’s just a stick with a hollow shaped at one end. Why go to [...]

Tool Test: Morakniv Wood Carving Set

Tool: Wood Carving Set Manufacturer: Morakniv MSRP: $59.99 If you’re looking to jump on the Slöyd bandwagon and start carving spoons and other wooden objects, this set of two knives is a great [...]

Free-form Sculpting

With a couple simple techniques you’ll augment your design skills and flexibility. What woodworker hasn’t dreamed of wielding sharp gouges and chisels, effortlessly transforming a giant, lifeless [...]

Arbortech TurboPlane & Mini-Turbo

Tool: TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo Manufacturer: ArborTech Tools MSRP: $119+ If you are into sculpting wood or forming sculpted furniture parts, the Arbortech TurboPlane and Mini-Turbo are two tools [...]

A Trio of Trifids

Three variations on a carved foot offer high style. Access to information provides the modern woodworker with greater variety, and it challenges their skills more than their 18th-century [...]

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