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When it comes to wood carving, it is of key importance to make sure that you have the correct tools to perform the job. There are many types of wood carving knife, including roughout carvers, detail carvers, spoon carvers and bent knife carvers.

What is wood carving? Wood carving is the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. For some wood carving is just a hobbie that is undertaken during spare time. For others it is a full time job and can be very profitable providing the work is to a high standard and appeals to many.

All of which have a very important role in wood carving. Choosing the correct wood carver for the job depends on two things - what type of wood you will be carving, and what you want to do with it. Although the tool is important it is the blade that perform the carving, and therefore the sharpness of the blade plays a key role. In most cases wood carving blades are sharpened proffessionally. Wood carving sets differ in price dramatically. They can be bought cheap paying as little as $3 for a 12 piece set, however the more experienced wood carver is likely to own much more expensive tools which can range from anything up to $200 a piece. Lets take a look to see what is available to buy online on Amazon.com. You should remember that 9 times out of 10 buying online is cheaper than buying in a shop, and you can find discounts, reduced offers and special sales on all sorts of products.

Key tip for your wood carving tools. Make sure that you keep your knives kept well apart. This is important because you do not want them rubbing against each other when moving which could result in damage to the blades. A good suggestion is to have a proper wood carving tool box where each individual piece has its own section and is unable to move around freely.

What is wood carving? Wood carving is the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. For some wood carving is just a hobbie that is undertaken during spare time. For others it is a full time job and can be very profitable providing the work is to a high standard and appeals to many.

How to sharpen your wood carving knives The best wood carving knives are passed through families and continue to last for generations. Therefore sharpening them is very important! Usually wood carving knives are best sharpened using stones. The knife should be positioned into an 11 degree angle, on its flat side against the stones. You can then sharpen against the stone slowly. Once you start to see a shine to the edges of the blade then you know that you are nearly finished.  You should then use a fine grain stone to finish off the blade. Sharpening your wood carving tool is nearly as bigger skill as wood carving itself, but once you have cracked it there will be no stopping you!

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marshacanada 5 years ago from Vancouver BC

Thankyou for this informative Hub.


Woodworker 5 years ago

Great hub. I need wood carving tools


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kmaskreations 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing such good advice. Very informative hub. If anyone is interested in buying Cypress knees for carving, go to my Ebay store, Storage Finds by Tomka. Many Santas and Wood Sprites are carved from these.

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