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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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  • Robert says:

    Yesssss !! 🙂

  • Elke says:

    Oh my God, are you seriously offering this as a class, I can’t believe it!! Amazing!!! I can’t wait! Thank you!

  • Sergio lunansky says:

    Really great Alex!!!!! can not wait for it!!!

    greetings Sergio

  • Eric_Mein says:

    This looks fantastic Alex. That measuring apparatus you have, I have seen advertised in Wood Carving magazine last year I could always check back through them however the name Wivamac rings a bell.
    Keep up the great presentations.

  • Oak_Splinters says:

    This one is awesome. I can’t wait for more episodes to follow.

  • Eric_Mein says:

    Hi Alex,
    Just looking ahead ( I am progressing through Hashemi at the moment ) will you be able to announce in plenty of time the amount of plastalina you used and all the dimensions of wood required for this project? I intend to give it a go in a few months and will most likely source my material well in advance from the U.K. and the U.S.

    • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

      Great question. It takes about 50lb (23 kg) of Plastelina. As far as wood — I will tell exactly when I will get to that point.

      link below is Amazon

  • Eric_Mein says:

    Thanks Alex,
    I can get the plastalina in early in the new year.

  • Eric_Mein says:

    I am gathering supplies of plastalina and are only about two months away from starting this project. My question is are there more lessons coming shortly or should I look at another project in the meantime? Once I make a start I would like to go straight through.
    Thanks Eric

    • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

      I finished Hashemi Flowers Project video editing and now Lions next. I have miles and miles of video material.

      • Eric_Mein says:

        Thanks for letting me know Alex, I am gradually gathering plastalina here in Australia, it is not so readily available here. If I have to I will bring it in from the U.S. the shipping costs are more than the Plastilina. But it will all be worth it in the end.

  • Natethebuilder says:

    I have been thoroughly enjoying learning your techniques for carving. I myself have carved some off and on through the years, but always became frustrated on the more complicated carvings. Your techniques and commentary have helped me to much better understand woodgrain, sharpening (what i used to think was sharp doesnt fly anymore!), and the need for patience in carving.

    I am also really thoroughly enjoying your process of design. The modeling process on the lion head was a real eye opener for me, giving me the confidence to help create more complicated designs thru the use of modeling. I am actually currently working on a model using plastalina for a fireplace mantel that will incorporate some pine boughs with pinecones carved in it for a client.

    I have been doing custom woodworking and home building for approximately 20 years and after 11 months of being a member in your school I have realized that there is so much to learn, but am enjoying learning it! You have definitely helped me to understand what it takes to be a successful woodcarver. I am enjoying it so much that i have added it as a service that I offer to my clients and am considering it as a business opportunity in the future as my skills progress and based on my clients reactions to completed carvings.

    Thank you for your time and my God bless you you during this Christmas season.

    Merry Christmas!


    Nate Wheeler

    • Alexander Grabovetskiy says:

      Thank You! It means a lot to hear feedback from members of the School.

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