Woodcarving by Jamis Buck

In August of 2007, I began to be interested in whittling. I picked up a couple of scrap pine blocks from the local Home Depot and began carving away at them with my pocket knife. A bit of reading online introduced me to basswood, a light, strong, softer hardwood that is popular among woodcarvers, so I hunted around a bit and discovered that the local Michael’s carried some.

“Mere” whittling has since given way to more general woodcarving, and I’ve obtained a very basic set of gouges and chisels, as well as a detail carving knife (which I use instead of my pocket knife, these days). Woodcarving is definitely a journey, for me. Here is where I’ll be posting some of the milestones along the way.

30 Oct 2007

For the curious, I recorded myself carving the second of the flower spoons (#14) pictured above:

At YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VeNBNr5qlk