20 Easy Whittling Projects Designed for Boy Scouts
Originally published in the 1940s, this booklet illustrates 20 easy whittling projects designed for boy scouts. About whittling -- Excerpt from the Wikipedia: Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of raw wood with a knife. Whittling is typically performed with a light, small-bladed knife, usually a pocket knife. Occasionally the terms "whittling" and "carving" are used interchangeably, but they are different arts. Carving employs the use of chisels, gouges, and a mallet, while whittling…
Beginner's Whittling Guide: The Knives, Skills, & Wood Needed
So you want to learn how to whittle, eh? Well this guest post will get you on the road from beginner to bearded whittling master! Most people wouldn't think it, but woodcarving is an outlet for artistic expression, and is surprisingly relaxing! There are several styles of woodcarving, but the most convenient one is whittling. How ... Read more
How to Carve a Cowboy Boot - The Woodcarver's Cabin
Welcome to The Woodcarver's Cabin. When I carve a cowboy boot, I like to use wood that is easy to carve, but wood that will not split or break easily.
Not carved any of these for a little while now, so this week i carved the big fella on the right of the picture, the other two were carved s...
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This pig is hand whittled by myself, all with a knife, except using a band saw to cut out the shape. It's basswood from my farm, not from a live tree, but one that blew down in a storm. It's 3" long x 1-1/4" wide x 1-3/4" high. I've wood burned my initials under the pigs belly. Sure to be a treasure in someone's knick nac shelf, especially if they like pigs.