Registration open for August 2023 class

How to Use Wood Carving Tools

An introduction to the craft of wood carving by hand

This class will take carving step by step, teaching how to use 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!

All materials are included. Tool list below.

How to Use Wood Carving Tools -McIntire Basket of Fruit

2023 Class Schedule


August 21-25, 2023

Class Time

8 am – 5:30 pm


Five-Day Course

Skill Level

Beginner to Intermediate


($300 deposit due upon registration, balance due on first day of class)

School Information

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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
Carving tool designations are Pfeil numbers as found in the Woodcraft Supply catalogue.

*indicates availability as an intermediate size. I recommend these as they are easier to use and cost less.

10% Off Lie-Nielsen Tools

Lie-Nielsen will give a 10% discount on any tools purchased by students for a class. This only applies to tools they make, not other brands that they carry.