Chip Carving
There are many paths for wood carving for beginners to get started. Chip carving is the most popular technique to start wood carving for beginners because a newbie can create beautiful pieces of wooden art as it is fast, easy, and simple to learn, requiring only a few tools. This technique can be used to decorate boxes, chests, utensils, furniture, or anything wooden you would like to spruce up. The first step is to choose a pattern to start chip carving.  The hardest part of chip carving is drawing the pattern onto the wood. A simple way to get a pattern is to find one online and tape it onto the wood to carve over. The pattern needs to be exact so you should take your time making sure everything is correct and do not rush it. A straight edge, compass, and pencil should be used to create your pattern.
New Wood Carver Skills
Carving by hand is both a skill and an art. Why an individual carver decide how they are going to carve a piece explains why there is such variety in finished piece.  Knowing what you want to accomplish in you carvings will help with the technique you use to get the work finished. 

Fixing Damaged Woodcarvings
There are many types of damage and subsequent repair that occur on carvings. The few basic types of repairs I will address here deal with a carving in progress. The most important thing to remember about a repair is also the most challenging: the repair must be permanent and invisible. The best repair should never be seen. Poorly executed repairs can be a detriment to the appearance of a carving, so it's important to exercise as much care in their execution as you do in any other phase of woodworking carving.

Wood Carving as Art
After learning the basic, and trying out some simple project, anyone with advance skill can move on the wood carving for art's sake. Doing it right takes time, talent, technique, and the proper supplies. 

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On this page I will attempt to provide on a monthly basis some helpful "Tips & Tricks" for you to use or try in your carving adventures. If anyone has an idea or suggestion, tip or trick please e-mail it to me and I will pass it on to our viewers. Thnx's... My e-mail address is ....   omemories@hotmail.com