If you possess the hobby of wood carving then pick up your tool box and get going with it. An easy guide for wood carving patterns is available in all forms like books and websites. These sources are highly user-friendly and give simple illustrations to help you make an attractive piece of work.
For any beginner, the question that would sprout is ‘How do I start?’
1. Pick your tools
The first exercise would be to gather your tools. The essential set includes a bench knife, sharp razor blades, chisels, gouges and v-gouges. Pick up the tools as per your comfort in handling them. There are some advanced tools available but that would be required after sharpening your skills and not at the basic stage. You may also refer to a beginner’s tool kit that explains the function of every tool in wood carving. Do not forget to wear glasses to protect your eyes and gloves to prevent getting hurt by sharp objects.
2. Choose an appropriate type of wood
You have two options in this case, the soft wood and the hard wood. Soft wood would be certainly preferable for beginners. Some examples of soft wood are pines, butternut, soft maple and bass wood etc. Some examples of hard wood are walnut and oak.
3. Choosing a design pattern
If you are willing to give a try on your own then you may start with any simple design that comes in your thought. You may try carving the following basic patterns:
Refer to the following easy wood carving patterns which are simple to carve and one may add his or her own ideas to give a classic touch to the carving.
Would you like to make something wonderful out of some small pieces of wood?
Carving patterns for very small pieces of wood seems to be difficult but it is a great job to do. If you are not able to draw your own pattern then trace out one using a carbon paper. Patterned alphabets or numbers would be ideal to be carved on small wooden pieces.
One can make tiny dolls or any other toy out of the small pieces of wood and paint them with vibrant colors to give a rich finish.
For more ideas, reach out for the websites on the internet to turn your dream hobby into a reality. Have a happy and safe wood carving!