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Starting Relief Carvings

In the last issue we looked at getting started with in-the-round carving and many of the basic princ......

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Perspective in Relief Carvings

I have never been able to understand why so many aspiring carvers start with relief carving projects......

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Relief Carving Pt 1

This next project will take you into the realms of what many people regard as 'real carving'......

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Technical Thursdays - Punching Techniques for Relief Work

The technique of punching, stippling, or padding may not seem very germane to readers who are carvin......

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Book Offer - Relief Carving Wood Spirits

The definitive guide for learning relief carving. From transferring the pattern to preparing the woo......

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Relief Carving Pt 2

Relief carving is all about illusion - we only have a relatively thin piece of timber but need to cr......

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Starting Relief Carvings - Part 2

Once you are happy with your basic design and angles, you can start adding the detail, keeping in mi......

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Relief Carving Pt 3

You've got the all-important angles right so now is the time to give your carving real definitio......

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Carve a Flock of Mallards in Relief

I have spent my entire life residing on the east coast of Norfolk, a place of solitude and peace. De......

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Using punches to create an impression

Making an impressive carving using punches Frederick Wilbur examines the use of punches to enhance......