The Essential Carver’s Tool Kit
A master woodcarver shows how to use his favorite gouges and knife for three-dimensional carving.
Pennsylvania woodcarver David Sabol details the basic set of carving tools any beginner should consider when getting into three-dimensional carving. They include four gouges, three V-tools, and a knife. Sabol, who specializes in carving figurines and wildlife, also demonstrates how to use each of these tools to do everything from quickly removing waste to carving detail into his work. Watch in this video how he holds the tools and controls them to make accurate and effective cuts.