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Archive - 09 2015

Carving clubs and courses

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Mark Baker

22 September 2015

The issue of starting to carve and beginners - a topic I touched upon last week - has been at the forefront of correspondence again this week. This time it centred around where people go to find out about local groups. The British Woodcarvers Association (BWA) has the location and contact details of ...

Starting carving

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Mark Baker

17 September 2015

A lot of people have contacted me recently regarding numerous issues concerning the world of carving, but the one that’s mentioned the most is what projects and patterns to use when you"re a beginner. Many people start out with flat work/relief carvings, but do not know what subjects to carve. I ...

Woodcraving...

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Mark Baker

9 September 2015

Carving is a fascinating subject. Let"s face it not many crafts and hobbies allow one to work with so many materials. I must admit to a common typo of "woodcraving" rather than "woodcarving", and this makes me laugh as I love working with wood and other natural and manmade materi ...

Coloured carvings

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Mark Baker

3 September 2015

I have been having a lot of correspondence with people regarding whether one should leave a carving natural or apply colour to it. If you read my Woodturning blogs, you will know this subject crops up a lot among turners. Every craft and art subject has its pet topics, so we carvers are no different ...

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