Welcome here and I’m happy to introduce you to a short thoughtstory on wood carving tools here Beavercraft. I hope you’re enthusiastic about carving and will enjoy reading it. I’ll try to give some recommendations from what I know, but won’t advertise any things since that’s not my place – I’m just a storyteller, an advisor. So let’s dive right into it.
The issue of choosing the correct and best carving tools is quite relevant with the way the market develops. Especially in the times of lockdown, everybody started crafting things at home and wood carving got more popular than it was before. So with the demand rising the supply rises as well. And now we have a fair amount of different manufacturers and creative tools to choose from.
What I personally appreciate about a seller is when they care about the customer’s experience overall, not only the tools’ quality in general (but it’s already good if they do at least this, you know?). So it was a revelation for me while I was scrolling through the different sources and looking for new tools to try out when I found BeaverCraft. They’re a brand of tools, yes. But they also created a whole community of people who are learning to carve, united them, gave them pretty neat instruments and supplied with a great amount of tutorials, patterns, video lessons and a lot of other things.
As I promised, I’m not advertising – it’s up to you to check out their tools, if you feel like it. But I feel like their blog for beginners is actually really helpful and insightful, especially for people that are only getting acquainted with what we, carving enthusiasts, do on a daily (weekly/monthly, choose the correct one) basis. They give advice on tools (which can be useful for any one of us, really), wood, patterns to choose, new projects and so on. And they’ve got wood carving tools UK, just in case you’re curious.
You don’t necessarily need to buy expensive tools to start wood carving. Sometimes a middle-priced nice carving knife and a set of wooden blocks are more than enough for you to set off. So how to choose wood carving tools if you are only starting to get acquainted with this hobby? My personal advice would be to start with beginner basic Whittling Kits or sets that are prepared specifically for someone who has only approximate knowledge on what they need. And since we’ve already started with this example, we can take a look at BeaverCraft offer – those are not expensive and they have everything included: wood, tools, patterns for carving, tutorials and even a honing compound for your tools so you could polish them.
So if you’ve been looking for a good source of information, especially the one useful for newbies, you’ve come to the right place. Give their blog a chance, take a look and I hope you’ll find it as exciting and inspiring as I have in my own time. Their tools might be the boost you like or you may stick to something else you prefer, that’s your call. I only hope you’ll get the confidence and research you need to begin and feel great when doing it!