Carving A Head

Carving A Head By Roger Stegall Below is a short picture tutorial on how to carve a head done by my good friend Roger Stegall, which is being posted here with Roger’s gracious permission.  The tutorial does not go into much detail but the photos do give you some idea as to how Roger doesContinue reading “Carving A Head”

Strops & Stropping

Strops & Stopping by Del Stubbs, Pinewood Forge Strops & Stropping A Strop for carving tools needs a very fine surface for accepting compound – yet is thin enough to not cause gross rounding of the micro bevel.  I go through lots of hides at my leather wholesaler before I choose the ones that haveContinue reading “Strops & Stropping”

HOW TO PAINT PLAID

HOW TO PAINT PLAID How To Paint Plaid by Mike Pounders* I recently completed a Mark Akers rough out and several people were interested in how I painted the flannel shirt the guy was wearing.  It won’t seem so difficult once you go through the steps a time or two!  I used 4 different colorsContinue reading “HOW TO PAINT PLAID”

Wood Burning A Black Background

The following is a short tutorial for all you wood burners out there, on how to burn a black background.  There’s much more to it than just rubbing your burning pen back and forth all over (as I would have thought).  Read on and learn some tips on proper wood burning technique.   Wood Burning AContinue reading “Wood Burning A Black Background”

Fitting a Baseball Hat on a Head

Fitting a Baseball Hat on a Head The picture tutorial shown below demonstrates how a baseball hat can be fitted onto a head to give the natural look that the head is actually inside the hat rather that the hat sitting on top of the head.  This method is the one used by Lynn DoughtyContinue reading “Fitting a Baseball Hat on a Head”

Tutorial – How To Carve A Moravian Star Ornament

The following is a tutorial on how I carve a Moravian star ornament.  Some of you may have already seen it when it appeared on my Instagram page @carverbobk during April 9-14.  I am posting it again here on my blog for the first time.  I hope everyone enjoys it and carves along with it!Continue reading “Tutorial – How To Carve A Moravian Star Ornament”

Wooden Spoons

The word spoon is derived from an ancient word meaning a chip of wood or horn carved from a larger piece.  Wooden spoons were easy to carve and thus inexpensive, making them common throughout history. Spoon History The Iron Age Celts (C. 250BC) of Britain used them and this is evidenced by an example of a smallContinue reading “Wooden Spoons”

Choosing The Right Carving Knife

A proper carving knife is a key element to your enjoyment in wood carving.  The wrong choice of knife can cause you a lot of discomfort, frustration and perhaps be the reason you may even quit.  There are loads of quality wood carving knives on the market today, most of which are made by wellContinue reading “Choosing The Right Carving Knife”

Am I Ready To Take A Class?

Today’s question comes from Dean.  Dean asks: “How can I tell if I have the right level of experience or skill before taking a class?  Do certain instructors focus on certain skill levels?” Just like you’re never too old to learn how to carve, you’re never too new or inexperienced to take a wood carvingContinue reading “Am I Ready To Take A Class?”

Welcome to my blog!

Here is a simple but useful bandsaw repair tip! New 10″ Rikon Bandsaw How to adjust the blade alignment (tracking) on your Bandsaw The “tires” on bandsaw wheels can be critical for proper tracking. Have you changed them in recent years? There should be a slight crown to the tire which draws the blade towardContinue reading “Welcome to my blog!”