Let us first explore the vast amount of tools that are available. If you want to dive in head first, many companies offer a so called starter set of tool that will allow you to hit the ground running. However… Read More... "Beginner Essential Guide (BEG) for woodcarving : Chapter 1 : basic & essential tools"
Introduction Welcome to my Beginner Essential Guide for wood carving for beginners. This guide will focus on manual carving with (full size) gouges and a mallet. I might include a chapter on power carving with burrs, whittling or chip carving… Read More... "Beginner Essential Guide (BEG) for woodcarving : introduction"
Pen turning tools Like I mentioned in the overview, there are many tools for pen turners. Some are optional, but useful, others are needed. let’s start with the basic tools first. Obviously I’ll assume you are using a lathe as… Read More... "A beginner’s guide to pen making – part 2"
Overview on making a basic pen In the first part of this series I’ll show you all the steps involved into making a basic slimline pen. I’m using this as the kits are the easiest to find and make. The… Read More... "A beginner’s guide to pen making – part 1"
Preparation Find and prepare a template you like. Print and cut out a template of each doll so it has a quarter of the final shape. The easiest way is to cut out the individual dolls from the full template… Read More... "Turning nesting dolls (Matryoshka dolls)"