Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Woodcarving Basics: Session 1

After searching the various woodcarving videos available online, I found very little to help the absolute beginner. From my experiences teaching Woodcarving Merit Badge to Boy Scouts, I remember the importance of the four basic cuts every woodcarver should master: the push cut, the paring cut, the stop cut and the V-cut. I thought it might help some beginners to show these and present a simple project to practice the four cuts. I like a letter opener as a beginner project. So here's a video with both. enjoy!

5 comments:

Doug Davison said...

Excellent Don.

Kitbass said...

Thanks for this video Don. I am fairly new to carving and I found this so informative and you are right when you say that a lot of the videos and literature out there assumes you know all of this.
I cant wait to watch more of your videos!

Thanks again

Brittany said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. It was very useful! Now I feel like I can jump into a basic project with some success.

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Jennifer Frink said...

Thank you so much for posting this ! I am super new at carving , but I'm very excited to do more. This video was so helpful !