Wood carving tools were used with one of the oldest crafts in the world. Decorative handles on tools and weapons were carved in prehistoric times.
Normally when carving, the artist will use various methods and styles. Different techniques include wood chip carving, relief carving and chainsaw carving. Wood carving patterns are created by various specialised tools. The carver has a basic set of tools in his or her tool kit.
Most common wood carving tool available are
- the carving knife: a specialised knife used to pare, cut, and smooth wood.
- the gouge: a tool with a curved cutting edge used in a variety of forms and sizes for carving hollows, rounds and sweeping curves.
- the coping saw: a small saw that is used to cut off chunks of wood at once.
- the chisel: large and small, whose straight cutting edge is used for lines and cleaning up flat surfaces. (wikipedia.org/Wood_carving)
- the V-tool: used for parting, and in certain classes of flat work for emphasizing lines.
- the U-Gauge: a specialized deep gouge with a U-shaped cutting edge.
- sharpening equipment, such as various stones and a strop: necessary for maintaining sharp blades on tools.
Here are some examples from various artists in Australia.
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