How to Use Wood Carving Tools

An introduction to the craft of wood carving by hand
September 14 – September 18, 2020

This class will take carving step by step, teaching how to use wood carving tools to get the effect desired, no matter what the subject or style. This five day class includes design, tool selection and sharpening, as well as how to break a project down into its basic elements. Carving is as much learning how to see as it is dexterity with the tools, and we will cover both aspects of the craft while carving a federal era basket of fruit similar to those found on furniture from Salem, Mass in the early 1800’s. Don’t let your apprehension of carving keep you from making that favorite project!

How to Use Wood Carving Tools -McIntire Basket of Fruit

Tool List

  • *3-8, *3-12, 3-10, 3-20, 3-30
  • 5-5, 5-20
  • *7-6, 7-8, *7-10, *7-14
  • 8-6, *8-7
  • 11-2, 11-5
  • *12-8
* indicates availability as an intermediate size. I recommend these as they are easier to use and cost less.

Class Information

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Class Schedule

September 14 – September 18, 2020
8:00am – 5:30pm