Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object. The phrase may also refer to the finished product, from individual sculptures to hand-worked mouldings composing part of a tracery.
Nationally Acclaimed Wood Turner, Richard Fitzgerald. Sleeping Beauty High Quality Turquoise with other types of wood inlay and stones. Using the prime portions of the tree insures the uniqueness of Fitzgerald’s work. Wood selected from the crotches or crowns of trees, spalted wood, burls, and wormhole wood are accented with inlay of turquoise or malachite and completed with a hand rubbed finish.
A pen-shaped wood burner gives a distinct shape and color to the engraved letters on planks of wood and is easy to use for first-time engravers. The woodburning pen is built to make your job easy and you can buy that at the pyrography equipment store. Let the pen do the work by applying just enough pressure so it doesn’t skip over the surface or gouge the soft wood. Though it may look intimidating when you first begin researching it, wood carving is not that overly difficult if you are willing to learn the different tools and techniques. Any new hobby takes patience, practice and persistence. Wood carving is no different.