Re: looking for some wood carving tips as beginner
March 21 2017, 1:52 PM
That's an awfully big question. Read and research as much as you can. Ask lots of questions. Find out what you like to carve and just carve. The old phrase is still true. Would-be wood carvers would be wood carvers if they would carve wood 😀 buy ready honed, good quality tools and keep them really sharp. The hardest part of carving is learning to sharpen tools, and life is much easier if you are maintaining an edge instead of sharpening a blunt one. Find a club, class or teacher, you will learn a years worth of experience in one lesson.
Doesn't really make any difference, sharp chain is as important as sharp knife. Good teaching saves months of trial and error. I couldn't find a teacher or club so I taught myself. Books and magazines and the internet can teach you everything you need, it just takes longer.
Hit the search bar in the top right of this page Abdullah. Sharp tools are important, but you got to make a successful carving right? Draw off of photo references till you know the anatomy of the subject very well. You won't burn as much gas or have to sharpen so any times. Lol