Are Tool Marks Desirable in Wood Carving?

Tool Mark Impact From A Wood Shaping Tool

In wood carving should tool marks be seen on a finished piece of art? Know that these marks can impact the value in art and thus the beauty. All wood shaping tools leave marks but not all are equal.

chatter marks

First let’s define what a tool mark is in wood carving. This mark occurs when man made tools alter the surface of the wood leaving behind signs that the tool was there. Chatter marks are common from blades of planers. Cnc surfacing marks are another when a wood panel was surfaced. As a buyer you need to know what you are seeing. As an artist you need to minimize undesirable tool footprint.

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Starting Tools For Wood Artwork

Starting Tools for Fine Wood Art

If you ready to dive into the world of wood art go in with both feet the right way with the starting tools for wood. While the dive in will be fun it can also cause frustration.

What tools do you buy and how much do you spend?

We need to step beyond woodworking tools for beginners. Starting tools for wood art require power and accuracy. This is fine woodworking with artistic creation.

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Resourcing Wood for Art

What Is The Best Wood For Art?

Resourcing wood for art can be a challenge. Not all species are equal and some will have unique characteristics.

Wood is much like a canvas. In fact many who work with beautiful wood of this nature call it a wood canvas. Names such as Rainbow Poplar, Ambrosia Maple, and others come to mind.

Grain colors are vitally important to what the final work will become. Unfortunately this kind of beauty cannot be had from just any store location.

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Advantages of wood decor

Wood Decoration is not a Passing Trend

Wood has been a material that has been used for generations in home decor items. This leads to one of the greatest advantages of wood decor.

It is not a fad. Wood decor will always impact interior decoration whether for wall art decor or rustic farmhouse cabinetry.

It will not go out of style or pass into memory as other things such as shag carpets. Wood has been with us since man shaped the first tools and it will remain with us.

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