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My Woodcarving Adventures #1: Getting started

My purpose for this blog is to encourage anyone who has thought about taking up woodcarving to give it a try. I outline below my beginnings and progress so far. I am a complete novice, so I can’t teach you how to carve, but I have some ideas how...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Bo Peep

This interview, with Bo Peep, is from April 2016 1. What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? My interest in woodworking began about a year into me volunteering at my local country park. I had gone...

Beginning #1: First project

There is something to be said about woodworking. using a few tools and your hands, anyone can create something that is utterly breath taking. Since I was young, and got my first set of whittling tools, I have wanted to create something beautiful....

Mother's Day Project

I decided rather than going out and buying my mother a gift I would have a go at making her one instead. It also meant I finally got the chance to try out some of the wood carving skills I’ve been learning about. I know it’s only...

$100 Favorite Technique Challenge #1: Announcement

Marquetry, wood carving, scroll sawing or …? Your choice. Post a blog entry about your favorite technique for a chance to win $100. Include technique description, why is it a favorite one and spice it up with some photos. RULES Post a...

Three New Forums Added

We’ve added following three new forums: Woodcarving Scrollsawing Marquetry, Inlay & Intarsia Enjoy.

And So It Begins....

I’m now equipped with a couple of axes and a woodcarving book to add to my toolkit :) Can’t wait to get started!!

Project #4: Getting To Grips With The New Miniature Carving Tools & Adding Colour

After being given a couple of bags full of scrap wood I decided I would do something with it. I need to keep practicing all of my woodwork skills to improve them and continue learning. This has led to the shed getting rather messy and my...

Project #3: Dad's 50th Birthday Present

My dad absolutely loves ducks and really wants one in the back garden. I’m point-blank refusing to let him have one as they are messy and I need the room for the chickens but I won’t object to a wooden one. A friend gave me some old bits of wood...

New Second Hand Tools #2

I’m slowly starting to get a decent bit of kit together and with many thanks to Jack I now have these little beauties to add to it 😊 They’ve given me the motivation to try out some relief carving that I will blog about separately. I also...