Woodcarving Tools

Woodcarving tools include all sorts of specialist items. However the beginner can start off with a simple set of woodcarving tools and then build up his or her equipment.

The carving knife is a specialised knife used to pare, cut, and smooth wood.
The gouge is a tool with a curved cutting edge which is used in serveral versions for hollows, rounds and sweeping curves.
The chisel, can have a straight cutting edge and is used for lines and cleaning up flat surfaces.
The V-tool is used for used for parting.
The veiner is a type of deep gouge with a U-shaped edge.
 
Those are just a small sample of woodcarving tools, with many more to add to the list. We'll come on to those in another section.