Tuesday, August 18, 2009

My First Carving Attempt...

Trying to follow the Pattern for the Santa Study Stick that I found through the Beginners Carving Corner and Beyond: Beginners tutorials and links that I mentioned in my previous Post.

I started with a piece of wood that I found under the house (wich probably isn't the best place to start).

As a result, while I can guess that it is probably pine, I do not know for sure.
I started the first few cuts, and then progressed on with the carving, only realizing too late that I had made the face too small. Instead of extending back about 2/3rds of the way into the wood, my carving only extends a little under 1/2 way.

Well, I guess that is what they call the learning process...

I haven't finished yet, but this is where I was up to when I finished off last night.


  1. Hayden, He's a Santa all right. And he looks a whole lot better than my first attempt. Tell me some more about the tools you are using..Thanks

    Tom H

  2. I used a cheap set of carving tools from the local hardware store (I decided not to spend too much before I had a go at carving). You can see the three that I tried using to the side in the last photo.