The ability to shape wood with a knife is one of the most elemental skills to have, and plays at least a minor role in the vast majority of other crafts. Sadly, knife skills in general seem to be in decline. . . Though that’s something we are encouraging around here!

Brian, from the Carving is Fun channel on Youtube, helps educate and get folks involved in carving, and came on the podcast to chat about carving, whittling, tips, techniques, and suggestions. I found this interesting because I’ve never attempted to whittle small 3D objects (what I classically think of when I think of whittling). Hope you learn something from our conversation!

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And while not suggesting you need a new knife, during this episode Brian does mention a couple different brands he would recommend if you’re looking to buy a high quality dedicated carving knife/knife set:

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