Six Essential Tips for Woodcarving

I'm by no means an expert woodcarver but have been practicing for long enough to notice the significance of certain aspects. The following points stand out, they can make the difference between satisfaction and utter despondency.

  1. Plan ahead
  2. Use good quality tools
  3. Sharpen well
  4. Support the workpiece securely
  5. Be aware of the wood's grain
  6. Be patient

They may seem obvious, but that's the big problem, these things are really easy to overlook. I'm going to print this list out and stick it on the wall, I suggest you do the same.