you will no doubt start by holding your work in your hands.
Let’s start by talking about the tools you will be using.
When, I started it was with a hand held power tool Because, I was
working a full time job, the power tool could not come to work with me.
So I started using my pocket knife, from there I started looking for
some other tools to make it easier.
I started using was hand held chisels, and different
shapes of blades for a real carving knife.
Over the years, I have used several types of tools.
However, my most used method is holding it in my hands,
and carving. It just seams more natural to me, easier to
move it around to see what needs to come off next.
Have been in the round, however I have
done some relief carving. As you, progress you will find
that your choice is the best for you. My preference is in the round
however, there is nothing wrong with any of the other types
of carving. You will find your favorite with time, and this will change.
Most of your relief carving will be done with a mallet, and chisel.
However, you can just use the chisel with the palm of your hand
it’s your perfference, and depending on how much wood, and detail you want.chisel
With power carving, it’s going to be a lot more dust.
Be sure to wear the proper eye, and nose protection.
You will need to wear a dust mask, for sure and you will
need a dust cleaning system. You will be spending more money
in your new hobby. The power has it’s advantages in that it’s faster.
When, I’m talking power it’s the flex shaft carving tools. For the
detail work there are micro carvers. They are very high speed and are great
for detailing your work.chisel.
Hope this has touched on some of the things you will be needing
should you take up the woodcarving hobby. there is so much more,
and I have just touch the surface. Perhapes you can leave questions, or commints
for me to get back with you.