Carving 15th Century Venice Room

Wood Carving course Venetian inspired room

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Hi, I'm Alexander Grabovetskiy.

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Let me help you with Mastering Wood Carving Skills. Learn Old world wood carving skills and techniques through online video lessons. You are going to learn the ways of how Master Wood Carvers work, develop 3D thinking for Wood Carving and perfect your Tool sharpening and maintenance.



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  • sergey_bazilenko says:

    very promising project!!!

  • DavidCardillo says:

    is there tool list for this segment ?

    • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

      David, For this project, I am not going to create a tool list due to -this project is Huge, and I am filming hours daily and can’t physically spend time and rewatch every second of the video and add a tool list. That way, I won’t be able to finish the work. This project is more to watch and get ideas since I have a lot of details to do. By the way, while filming, I am naming tool I am using. It should be easy to follow if You want to buy specific tools.

  • HoustonMike says:

    I can’t tell you how useful your Venice Room videos are. Even though my ultimate goal is to do hand-carved Christmas ornaments (pierced, in-the-round, G Gibbons style about the size of my hand with the fingers spread out) I find that there is much of use in the Venice Room videos. They really bring home the value of the “virtual apprentice” style of your school. I look at this project and imagine sections of it that are about the size of my hand as ornaments. It also occurred to me that carving multiple ornaments as groupings on the tree would be interesting. Please provide a photo of the finished work (as much as your client will allow) in high resolution that I can include in my notes.

  • Hersir says:

    This is great!, Thank you Alex for sharing this project and letting watch you in real world project. My ultimate goal is to do something similar so this is very inspiring and useful for me, but I have still long journey ahead of me before to get to such level.

    • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

      It is probably the most effective way to show true techniques and tips of woodcarving, not just as a hobby but true trade. I understand that not too many people will carve gigantic projects like that, from watching videos and paying attention to smaller details woodcarvers could apply it to their own smaller-scale projects.

  • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

    I got msg from one of the students and asked for permission to post in the comment area.

    • Michael Johnson says:

      I would have to agree with this gentleman. About 4 Years ago i decided to try something i had always been interested in “carving” and i quickly discovered that i had been given one of gods oldest gifts “gift of a craftsman” and i found myself getting board very quickly with the everyday carvers you see making Christmas Santa’s and so on until one day i ran across the name gibbons. A quick google search later and my eyes were opened to the endless beauty that woodcarving can release when i stumbled across the name Alexander Grabovetskiy. i was instantly hooked in the “life” and beauty that is in your work it is unlike any other of this day and time and i am convinced in 100 yrs your name will be in the books next the few in history that could turn a piece of wood into the masterpiece’s that you create. i dont carve as much as i would like to currently because of life demands but i still keep my online course current for inspiration when i have a few minutes to spare even if its not enough time to grab a gouge and mallet but just to sit during my break and watch a few clips of your work. thank you for sharing your gift with us all to enjoy!!

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