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Okay, knives are on the way. Any good books or tutorials to explain to a total newbie how to carve?
Im interested in a tutorial too let me know what you find
I took 2 classes last year (spoon carving, knife carving) but if you search online, there are several tutorials for how to carve by hand. My only word of advice is be careful - and always move the knife away from you. In both classes, someone cut their finger within the first 15 minutes of class :(
My spoon carving class was taught by Melanie Abrantes and for a while, she was selling kits online. For inspiration, I follow her, Sylvia Song, Windy Chien and Ariele Alasko on instagram; they hand carve items but also do larger, beautiful pieces with wood.
cool utensils, thanks for posting. your safety advice is important to remember. Chances are, out of the hundred orders so far, at least one person is going to cut themselves, hopefully not badly and hopefully it won't be me.
Beautiful work & good safety reminders! I also carve. I'd
add: don't carve on your lap. If you cut your femoral artery, it can be fatal. I use a lap board I designed & made for lap carving. For very fine detail work, I occasionally wear a Kevlar (cut resistant) glove I purchased from Amazon.
That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)