Wood Carving

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The Art of Spoon Carving Project

The Art of Spoon Carving
Discover why I carve spoons!
Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving, Traditional Spoon Styles and Shapes.
Four Methods to  Cutting a Spoon Blank
Wood Carving a Basic Wooden Spoon


Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving, Spoon, Fork, and Ladle Styles for Wood Carving
Traditional Spoon Styles and Shapes.
Did you know that there are literally dozens of different styles and designs of wooden spoons, forks, knives, ladles, and spatulas that you can carve with a bench knife, bent round gouge, and a draw knife.



Discover why I carve spoons!The Art of Spoon Carving
The top spoon in this photo, the one that is black with age is between 125 to 100 years old and was my great grandmother Elsie Burchinal’s spoon.  She handed it on to my grandmother, who gave it to my mother, and today it has an honored place in my kitchen spoon jar.

Cross-Crafting Scroll Saw Spoon Blankswood carving a wooden spoon

Cross crafting is simple using different hobbies
to achieve your finished project.  This multi-page
project covers using a scroll saw to cut your
spoon blank, how to shape your spoon, and then
how to add a wood burned design.



Painting a Color Wheel Painting a Color Wheel for Pyrography, Gourd Art, and Wood Carving
Pyrography, Gourd Art, Wood Carving
Learn how easy it is to mix a full range of tonal values, pure hues, and color shading using just 8 paint colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, white, and black.  Project includes a free Lora S. Irish pattern.



Your First Carving by LS Irish
Free PDF e-Project download for Wood Carving






Levels in Relief Wood Carving
Free PDF e-Project download for Wood Carving






How to Download   Step-by-step
text file instructions





bench knives used in relief wood carving and whittlingLora’s Wood Carving Tool Kit
Choosing Your Bench Knife
Beginner’s Whittling and Relief Carving Tool Kit
Basic Carving Tools
The Beginner’s Tool Kit
Bracing Table for Relief Carving
Carving Tools Close-Up
Basic Cuts and Carving Tips





Relief wood carving toolsWoodcarving Basics
Carving Woods
Glossary to Mail Wood
Australian Carving Woods
Glossary to Mail Order Wood
Working With Wood Grain
Working with the Grain of your Wood
Softwood and Hardwood Comparison
Carving Session Preparation
Your First Carving Pattern
The Basics about Wood





Sharpening stones and leather strops used in wood carving and whittlingSharpening Your Tools
Sharpening Stones
Sharpening Bench Knives
Sharpening Round Gouges
Convert a Straight Chisel to Bull Nose Chisel
Sharpening Your Wood Carving Tools




free wood carving cane instructions by Lora IrishFinishing Your Project
Preparing for Finishing
Stains, Oils, and Washes
Oil, Wax, and Urethane Top Coats





Free Lora Irish Mule Deer Carving PatternTransferring the Pattern
Pounce Patterns
Enlarging and Reducing
Simplifying a Pattern
Working with Levels
Lettering Layouts
Dividing a Circle
Free Form Patterns
Cattle Branding Layouts
Creating a Perfect Circle by Hand




practice pattern for stop cuts in relief wood carvingStop Cut in Relief
Low Relief Carving
High Relief Carving
Smoothing the Background
Background Treatments for Your Relief Carvings
Determining The Depth Of The Levels
Levels in Relief Wood Carving
Using a Depth Gauge
Joint Lines and Smoothing Backgrounds
Adding Drama through Shadows
Introduction of Dramatic Shadows
Undercutting Technique for Dramatic Shadows
Level Changes and Floating Elements for Dramatic Shadows
Dramatic Shadows Pattern Work
Stop Cuts and Rough Out Steps in Relief Wood Carving



v-gouge detailing in a relief wood carvingMule Deer Relief Carving Seminar
Mule Deer Relief Carving Free Project by Lora Irish
Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project
Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project, Part 1
Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project, Part 2
Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project Part 3
Relief Wood Carving Canada Goose Project Part 4
Wood Carving – American Heroes
Floral Clock
Sailboat Relief Carving
Free Wood Carving Santa Ornament Pattern
Woodcarving the American Hero
Wood Carving Celtic Dragon 1
Wood Carving Celtic Dragon 2
Wood Carving Celtic Dragon 3




ice fishing decoyIce Fishing Decoy Gallery Two
Wood Carving Fish Decoys
Ice Fishing Fish Decoy Gallery
Tiki Chess Set, Beginner’s Carving Project
Country Snowman Wall Hanger
Sun Fish Decoy
Whittle Tiki Chess Set Carving



removable spray adhesive chip carving patternSharpening Your Chip Knives
Positive and Negative Space in Chip Carving
Chip Carving Seminar
Chip Carving Supplies
Chip Carving Graphed Patterns
Chip Carving Hand Positions and Grips
Chip Carving – Cutting Triangle and Square Chips
Chip Carving – Cutting Straight-Wall, Curve-Wall, Free Forms
Chip Carved Chess and Game Board
Chip Carving – Sampler Layout Pattern
Chip Carving Common Mistakes
Chip Carving Shortbread Cookies



Mountain Man Cane Patterns by Lora IrishWood Spirit Carving, Planes in the Human Face
Free Mountain Man Cane Carving Pattern
Carving the Relief Wood Spirit

Wood Spirit Carving, Free Project by Lora Irish
Posted on our Pattern Store Website,

1 Introduction and Supply List
2 Walking Stick Preparation
3 Exploring the Human Face
4 Planes of the Human Face
5 Carve The Human Face
6 Shaping the Facial Features
7 Sloping the Sides of the Face
8 Rough Cutting the Features
9 Carving the Eyes
10 Detailing the Eyes
11 Shaping the Features
12 Defining the Cheek and Nose
13 Working the Facial Hair
14 Refining the Face Shape
15 Carving the Wrinkles
16 Trimming the Beard
17 Review of the Techniques



Day 1 Twistie Stick Snake Cane Carving

Sassafras Twisted Snake Cane Wood CarvingDay 2 Twistie Stick Snake Cane Carving
Day 3 Twistie Stick Snake Cane Carving
Day 4 Twistie Stick Snake Cane Carving
Day 5 Twistie Stick Snake Cane Carving
Wood Carving Walking Sticks, Introduction
Wood Carving Walking Sticks – Common Tree Species
Wood Carving Walking Sticks – Harvesting
Wood Carving Walking Sticks, Working with Bamboo
Wood Carving Walking Sticks, How to Join Your Cane Handle
Wood Carving Walking Sticks, Gluing Your Joint
Wood Carving Walking Sticks, How to Clamp Your Cane Handle
Wood Carving Walking Sticks – Adding Extras



wood carving a wooden spoonWelsh Love Spoons
Welsh Love Spoons Introduction
Welsh Love Spoons
Cross-Crafting Seminar Introduction
Cross-Crafting Seminar Supply List
Cross-Crafting Seminar Free Patterns
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Scroll Saw Basics
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Setting Up Your Scroll Saw
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Scroll Sawing the Wood Spirit Face
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Wood Burning the Wood Spirit Face
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Colored Pencils for the Wood Spirit Face
Cross-Crafting Seminar, Cutting a Wooden Spoon

Cross-Crafting Seminar, Carving a Wooden Spoon



free hummingbird pattern by Lora IrishBasic Cutting Techniques
Carving A Chain and Ball
Ball and Cage Carving
Wood Spirit Carving
Canes and Walking Sticks
Russian Birch Bark Carving
Scroll Sawed Layered Santa
Incised Carving
Wood Block Prints
Intaglio Carving



Coloring Your Project
Adding Skin Colors with Watercolors
LSIrish-2029Basics to Painting
Acrylics over a Primer for Wood Carving
China Painting with Acrylics for Wood Carving
Dry Brushed Acrylics over Oil Stain for Wood Carvings
Marbling and Splatter Painting
Simple Dry Brushing for Wood Carving and Pyrography
Vintage Painting
Wood Carving and Burning Painting Supplies
Paint Kit Supplies for Painting Your Wood Carving
Steps to Success, Painting Your Wood Carving
Burnishing Your Wood Carving
Simple Blending with Acrylic Craft Paints
General Techniques Used in Wood Carving Painting
Basics to Painting for Pyrography and Wood Carving
Painting Eyes
Watercolors and Wood Burning
The Color Wheel, Who Is R. G. Biv?
Dry Brushing, Wood Painting Techniques by Lora Irish
Working in Layers, Colored Pencils



Selling Your Finished Work – Art and Craft Shows
Copyright, Can I sell my finished projects
Lora Irish Patterns at ArtDesignsStudio.com
Lora Irish Wood Carving and Pyrography Gallery
About the Artist
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Relief Carving Wood Spirit Grape Man WIP – Updated Jan. 2018, Over 250 detailed, close-up photos with step-by-step instructions of relief carving the wood spirit, green man face. This thread has had over 69,000 views!

Levels in Relief – Updated Jan. 2018, Learn how to break you carving pattern into levels for easy carving. This project will teach you how to identify the sky, background, mid-ground, and foreground of any design.

Burning your carvings – Pyrography can be an important technique for your wood carving. So learn how to use your wood burner to clean-up fine wood fibers, add detailing, and even add fine shaping to your next wood carving project.

African Mask Low Relief Carving – The African Mask project focuses on how to establish the levels of a relief wood carving during the rough-out stage of work.

Irish Pyrography Seminar – This in-depth pyrography project shows over 250 detailed, close-up photos, step-by-step instructions, and in-depth explanations of texturing, shadings, and fine line work used to create the Advertising Barn landscape.

Walnut Hollow Versa-Tool – Updated Jan. 2018, Looking for that first wood burning tool, then take a few moments and read through this tutorial for an in-depth review of the Walnut Hollow Versa-Tool used to wood burn a Toucan Family.

Winter Birdhouse Wood Burning Tutorial – This in-depth, step-by-step project focuses on a winter bird house wood burning scene. The project takes you from the initial tracing of the design to the final coloring steps.


Art Designs Studio Patterns

Art Designs Studio is Lora S. Irish’s wood carving, pyrography, and crafts patterns web store with
over 2500 patterns and designs, ready for you to download today.
Line art, shaded drawings, and patterns for wood carving, pyrography, leather carving, applique quilting,
paper crafts, scrap booking, gourd art, and so many more.

cp051 Americana Eagle Mantel
cp053 Proud to be an American!
cp087 Farm Animal Folk Art

Animals, Pets, & Wildlife
cp007 Just Grizzlys! Patterns
cp018 North American Wildlife
cp024 White Tail Deer Patterns
cp027 Backyard Critters Patterns
cp043 Assorted Horses Patterns
cp054 African Cats & Animals
cp055 North American Big Cats
cp070 Elk Patterns Pattern Package
cp071 Mule and White Tail Deer
cp072 Fighting Bucks Patterns
cp091 Garden Circles

Birds, Hawks & Eagles
cp012 Favorite Birds Patterns
cp020 Quail Hunting Scene Patterns
cp061 Hens and Roosters Patterns
cp083 Ringed Neck Pheasants
cp084 Song Birds Patterns
cp092 Oriental Birds & Flowers
cp118 Birds of Prey Patterns
cp119 Shorebirds Mantel Patterns

Celtic Knots
cp009 Celtic Knots 1 Patterns
cp010 Celtic Knots 2 Patterns
cp046 Viking & Celtic Patterns
cp047 Celtic Crosses and Panels
cp129 Celtic Dragon Signs Patterns

Dragons, Griffins
cp031 Western Dragons Patterns
cp052 Oriental Dragon Mantel
cp077 Simple and Fun Dragons
cp094 Asian Dragons Patterns
cp123 Dragon Medallions

Ducks, Geese & Waterfowl
cp014 Waterfowl Pattern Package
cp042 Puddle Ducks Patterns
cp082 Flying Ducks Pattern

Wood Spirits Carving eProject
Landscape Wood Burning eProject
Santa Cookies Carving eProject
Mayan Priest Wood Carving eProject
Mayan Priest Pyrography eProject
Flamed Copper Jewelry eProject
Whittle Fish Decoys eProject

Flowers, Plants & Leaves
cp002 Flowers Pattern Package
cp004 Oak and Grapes Patterns
cp011 Flower Corners Patterns
cp013 Flower Clocks Patterns
cp039 Garlands & Cameos Patterns
cp049 Oak & Maple Mantel Patterns
cp050 Grape and Wheat Mantel
cp056 Simple & Realistic Flowers
cp068 Grapes Patterns Patterns
cp069 Mixed Fruit Pattern Package
cp093 Lotus Flower Patterns

Frames, Signs & Borders
cp021 Sign Blanks & Plaques
cp023 Coats of Arms & Heraldry
cp032 Classic Frames & Borders
cp041 Mirrors and Photo Frames
cp045 Triangle Designs Patterns
cp078 Panels and Borders Pattern

Furniture & Architecture
cp005 Traditional Patterns
cp008 Shells Pattern Package
cp017 Classic Lines and Leaves
cp048 Scroll Mantel Pattern
cp097 Classic Corners Patterns
cp100 Small Line Finials Patterns
cp101 Large Line Finials Patterns
cp106 Wood Flower Cameos
cp107 Wood Flower Circles
cp108 Wood Flower Curves
cp109 Wood Flower Finials
cp110 Wood Flower Lines
cp111 Wood Flower Leaves

Holiday & Christmas
cp019 3D Santas Patterns
cp028 3D Christmas Patterns
cp062 Christmas Calicos Patterns
cp063 Christmas Cookies Pattern
cp064 Christmas Capers Patterns
cp065 Christmas Kringles Patterns
cp066 Christmas Classics Patterns
cp130 Halloween Scroll Saw 1
cp131 Halloween Scroll Saw 2
cp132 Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Landscapes & Farm Scenes
cp016 Landscapes Patterns
cp059 Farm Scenes Patterns
cp085 Old Cars and Old Trucks
cp102 Country Living Mantels
cp127 Seashore & Ranch Signs
cp128 Country Store Signs

Light Houses, Nautical, & Fishing
cp022 Fresh Water Fishing Scene
cp036 Sailing Ships and Lighthouses
cp037 Sea Life Pattern Package
cp079 Just Goldfish Patterns
cp080 Hook, Line, and Sinker
cp081 Lighthouses, Ships, & Maps
cp098 Fishing Lures Finials Patterns
cp099 Ice Fishing Decoys Patterns

cp003 Mythology Pattern Package
cp025 Mythological Corners Patterns
cp030 Mythological Beasties Pattern
cp038 Angels and Cherubs Patterns
cp076 Gargoyles Patterns Patterns
cp086 Assorted Religious Crosses
cp089 Fantasy Pixies & Elfin Queens
cp096 Masks Pattern Package
cp103 Feathered Serpents Patterns
cp104 Griffins Pattern Package

Special & Miscellaneous
cp001 Assorted Designs Patterns
cp029 Cane Handles Patterns
cp035 Welsh Love Spoons Patterns
cp060 Lettering Monograms Patterns
cp090 Wood Quilt Squares
cp095 Little Bits Pattern Package
cp114 Steam Punk Clocks Patterns
cp115 Steam Punk Components
cp116 Steam Punk Layouts
cp117 Steam Punk Wings
cp113 Mayan, Aztec, Inca Patterns
cp121 Fretwork Butterflies Patterns
cp122 Fretwork Lamp Pattern Pack
cp124 Retro Owl & Mushrooms
cp125 Mushroom Spirits Patterns
cp126 Heart Shaped Patterns

Western & South West
cp033 Spirit Chiefs One Patterns
cp034 Spirit Chiefs Two Patterns
cp058 Western Town Scene Pattern
cp073 Western Horses Mantel Pattern
cp074 Western Ranch Mantel Pattern
cp075 Westward Ho! Mantel Pattern
cp120 Southwest Animals Pattern

Wood Spirits, Green Men
cp006 Wood Spirit Mega Patterns
cp040 Water Spouts and Door Knockers Pattern Package
cp067 Fantasy Patterns Patterns
cp088 Wood Spirits & Green Men
cp105 Green Men & Gothic Animals
cp112 Leaf Eater Pattern Pack

Art Styles of Pyrography eBook

E-Project Bundles
Ceremonial Mask Pyrography

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