A Wood Carving Supply Providing Tools & Supplies To Carvers & Whittlers In Wood
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Wood carving covers a variety of styles or types of carving.
So many in fact, I will undoubtably neglect to mention some.
While many of these styles could be grouped under one heading, they have definate separation in the "real" carving world.
Whimsey carving - Mysterious and amazing carvings
Figure carving - Carving the realistic human figure
Whittling - Traditionally carving with a pocket knife
Relief carving - High relief, Low relief, and Pierced
Chip carving - Precision, Patience, and Practice
Chainsaw carving - Today's chainsaw carver creates more than bears.
Bird carving - This includes all birds from Songbirds to Birds of Prey.
Fish carving - Realistic fish to decorative decoy fish
Decoy carving - Life-like for display only or working decoys
Caricature carving - My favorite style; capturing a personality in wood.
Santa carving - Including anything related to Santa
Carousel carving - Not just horses, but swans, rabbits and more
Spoon carving - Functional, and Decorative
Stick carving - Working canes and walking sticks or Display only.
Decorative carving - Decorating common items with light carving
Architectural carving - Doors, Mantels, Corbels, ect.
Doll carving - From a stick with a face to life-like creations.
Incised carving - Shallow flowing cuts usually on flat surfaces
Flat-Plane carving - In the Swedish tradition of figure carving