Our beginner's course
Master woodcarver, Chris Pye, has designed this beginner's course to be as uncomplicated an introduction to traditional woodcarving as possible: a few tools, a few pieces of wood and exercises that build step-by-step into a low relief project.
The lessons are packed with fundamental woodcarving skills: efficient grips, transferable cutting techniques and clear, thoughtful advice that you'll return to again and again. All supported up by an in-depth, course manual.
What tools do I need? Just three!
- Medium gouge: Sheffield List #6 x 1/2in (14mm) - which is Pfeil cut #7)
- Very flat gouge: Sheffield List #3 x 1/2in (14mm) - which is Pfeil cut #2)
- V tool: 60° degrees x 3/8in. (10mm)
Optional Skew Chisel: Sheffield List #2 x 3/8in (10mm) - which is Pfeil 1S. You can substitute a knife with a sharp corner. And you may need a Carver's Mallet if your wood is very hard.
Wood? Two pieces, each about the size of an A4 piece of paper
Download full details: Tools and Wood for Beginners Course.
If you've been thinking about taking up a new pastime or have always admired woodcarving, now is your chance to enjoy a gentle-handed introduction to the craft!