Beginner in Carving 1.5

Hi, I'm Alexander Grabovetskiy.

This page is for MEMBERS of a School of Woodcarving.

I would love to see you as a student.

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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Practicing, not as easy as it looks. I gather , on the leaves the sides are equal in width and meet in the center at the root.
Many ,more hours of practice

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) April 12, 2018 at 11:58 am

It takes time.

HI Alexander
Do you show how to sharpen the chip knife in any of the classes, is yes, which one?
Thank you

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) June 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

I will do a workshop on sharpening knife soon.

What kind of pencil do you use for the drawing?

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) February 8, 2020 at 5:52 pm

In this case I used just a simple pencil from Home Depot. There is no marking but I think it is 2B.
You can use any pencil.

Love it Alexander.

Its tough not to be discouraged when you first try but when I go back and look at the difference just from my attempt #1 to attempt #2, I see visible improvements! I cannot wait to see attempts #20 and 30!

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) September 24, 2020 at 9:44 pm

I know how You feel!

César Augusto Montenegro January 8, 2021 at 7:25 am

It is a nice exercise to become familiar with the tool and have control over it.

For now I am using the resources I have today, an old knife from a grandpa and hard wood, but still I love the feeling of carving.
My shoulders can be stressed a little , do you recommend to always carved standing ?

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 11, 2021 at 8:57 am

I enjoy carving standing. It is a lot less stress on the body. Matter, in fact, I had a live stream about this subject. Here it is

Back pain from woodcarving

César Augusto Montenegro January 11, 2021 at 9:15 am

Thanks so much !!!

Hello Alex!
I must admit I am not a total beginner but I definitely am going to work my way through your lessons to expand on what I already know. In just this basic first lesson I am already learning a new moulding.

Alexander Grabovetskiy (Administrator) January 27, 2021 at 8:51 am

Joseph, Glad you are learning something new! Welcome!

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