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We love showcasing our members carvings; after all, getting people to carve is what Woodcarving Workshops is all about! In the gallery you’ll see a wide range of carvings, from novice to advanced; each one the result of time and effort, inspiration and dedication. We value them all!

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Chris & Carrie

Mesopotamian toothpick

Project Owner: Bert Kirsten
Type of Wood: Jelutong
Finish: Thinned polyurethane varnish - 1 coat
Dimensions: 75mm x 20mm


One has to start somewhere. After dithering, buying sharpening stuff, reading book after book for it seems the best of my 62 years, I came across Chris's passage on "Beginner's syndrome". Indeed... and thanks Chris for the gentle kick where it was most needed. This is my first carving ever. It started out a lot bigger but "slip after slip" tells the story... I promise it was not whittled. The name? Google "Arkansas toothpick" My daughter thinks it is cute...

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