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Great Wood Carving Knives

For Wood Carving, using a dedicated single-beveled carving knife is the way to go! Morakniv Wood Carving Knife These are the perfect knives for both beginners and more advanced wood carvers! Both are equally good.  Model 120 with 2.4 inch blade great starter carving knife better for smaller hands and projects enables more intricate carving too […]

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Teaching Wood Carving

I taught Wood Carving for the first time at the Fall Herbal Symposium over Labor Day. The official class was on Monday morning and about 40 people (!) began carving butter knives. Earlier in the weekend, I taught an impromptu carving class for the youngsters. Three hours (it was longer than the class for adults). […]

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My First Woodcarving Commission

A few months ago, I was asked to carve a non-traditional gavel and base for the board president of a national association. The gavel was to be carved in an hourglass shape modeled on the ivory gavel used for decades by the US Senate, using wood from an olive branch and a base that was […]

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