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Welcome to the World of Woodcarving! 

A new carver recently sent me this email:
"I am a beginner in the world of wood carving and I want to purchase a set of suitable tools. From browsing through various sites it looks to me that Stubai stands out as probably one of the best manufacturers. I have heard its not a good idea to buy actual wood carving sets, but to go for individual chisels, gouges, knives etc, so I'm looking for advice, suggestions and where and what to purchase ..."

My response:
"Stubai from Austria is an excellent brand, we have been using them for over 20 years. Hand-forged, top-quality steel, holds a great edge. The main reason longtime carvers say don't buy sets is because "factory" created sets include 2 or 3 tools that you won't normally use in day to day carving. I call them 3-chisel sets. (A chisel has a straight across edge and you rarely use these in carving). In these sets you'll see a straight chisel, a bent chisel and skew chisel making up 3 of the 6 tools.   

This is why we put together our "teacher recommended" sets that contain the most useable tools ... gouges and v-tools. A good basic set will include 4 gouges and a v-tool .... vary the size and sweep of the gouges to get a nice variety. As your set grows you keep a similar ratio .... 4 or 5 gouges add another v-tool. An outstanding set is a small, medium and large width tool in each of the main depths: shallow, medium, deep, veiner (u) and v-tool ....  you can build up to this ... but this combination is going to give you the most bang for your buck.

Another item to be concerned about is the sharpening ... purchase from a carving shop instead of an online large tool store, hobby or craft shop .. these tools are rarely sharp and almost always need final honing. In some cases the tools can never be sharpened .. they are that bad.  Every tool that we send out is sharpened and honed to "ready-to-carve"  .... also .. we guarantee all our tools ... if you don't like them we take them back.

The main question is "what do you want to carve?". If you want to create hand-held carvings, santas, animals, figures etc then knives and 5" palm tools are the way to go. If you are interested in relief carving, large sculpture, decorative/acanthus carving then 10" full-sized tools are what you want. 

We can also help you pick out an assortment based on the style carving you want to do. If you want to do relief carving then we suggest shallower and wider. If you are doing sculpting work then deeper gouges.

Welcome to the world of woodcarving. It is a great lifelong hobby and we are here to answer any questions you may have during  your journey."

CJ Whillock
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Email chris@woodcarverswarehouse.com for help with any question you may have. We can suggest a tool set based on what type of carving you do and what tools you already have in your collection.








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Stubai Chip Knife (5")
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#1-10mm chisel - Euro 8" length
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#2-5mm SKew Chisel - Euro 8" length
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#5-6mm Medium gouge - Euro 8" length
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#8-10mm Deep gouge - Euro 8" length
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#10-4mm Deep gouge - Euro 8" length
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#2-30mm Skew Chisel
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#11-8mm - deep (U) gouge/veiner (5/16")
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Relief Carving Made Simple
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The Flexcut Slip Strop
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Hand Carved Sign CUSTOM (16")
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