Carving tool do’s and don’ts: Don’t 2

Carving tool do's and don'ts: Don't 2

Full-time carving can be tough on the hands, particularly if you don’t use a mallet at the roughing out stage. Get into the habit of using a mallet; it will also speed up your work and add a vibrancy to the look of the carving. There are pads available that protect your hands if you are undertaking a lot of detailed finishing, especially in harder woods.