Below you will find a list of FREE Woodcarving lessons for your use. I ask that you do not change or sell the carving lessons which are covered by copyright laws. Copyright © Gary & Marie Crosby 2001

 

To woodcarvers world wide….. If you have a short lesson or project that you wish to provide other woodcarvers free of charge, contact me via email (darkwood@darkwood-woodcarving.com). Your name and or carving  / woodworking club will given all of the credit, plus I will add your link to your club or business. So send me an email and we will see what we can do.

 

This page is dedicated to all of the woodcarvers and woodworkers the world wide and all of the lessons are provided to you by darkwood-woodcarving.com or other carvers / woodworkers.  

 

To use: if you cant download the PDF file it might be that I am still working on them or updating them. Just drop me an email and might be able to send you the short e-book before its done or as soon as its done. 























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Carving Feathers are one of the basic skills you will need if you plan on carving wild birds. The lesson will take you through a step by step carving of one single feather and to multiple feathers.
E-book size: 4.17 MG
Number of Pages: 27
Cost: Free
 





Carving Tool Profiles  (Basic)















Free Plans












The Shelf Elf is an excellent small project which makes an outstanding gift for friends and relatives. This short book will walk you through all of the basics steps required to allow you to make your own Shelf Elf.
E-book size: 1.68 MG
Number of Pages:20
Cost: Free


Free e-books, just click on the photo. All e-books are in PDF format. 


The Canadian Napkin Holder carving or woodworking project is an excellent gift to build for your love ones. It is very simple to build and carve, you will be astonished that it could be that simple. You do not need to be a wood carver or experienced woodworker, just follow the instructions provided. Have fun! 
E-book size 1.69 MG
Number of Pages 14
Cost: Free










How to carve an Oak Leaf, this free e-book is designed to provided you the carver with a good understanding of how to carve an Oak Leaf. Let us walk you through all the steps required to carve your own Oak Leaf which is very handy when it comes to fireplace mantels and furniture carving.  
E-book size: 2,57 MB
Number of Pages: 12
Cost: Free





















You should not start carving without reading this small book. It is an excellent starting point. Carving Safety is the most important lesson you can ever learn. So come on in and have a read and if you think of a way I could improve it send me an email with your idea. After all carving safety is information everyone should have for free. 
E-book size: 690 KB
Number of Pages: 9
Cost: Free 
   

 









This small book has  basic information you will need to know in order to select the wood  that you need for that project that you have been planning for some time now.
E-book size: 1.44 MG
Number of Pages: 18
Cost: Free




















There are several carving bench designs on the market. In this small book you will find a simple adjustable Woodcarving Bench design and how to build your own carving bench.
E-book size: 3.29 MG
Number of Pages: 17
Cost: Free

























The spirit face carving design has been around for many years now and is one of the most exciting type of carving there is. I personally enjoy carving spirit face and have, on several occasions, instructed lessons on the topic in Meaford Ontario Canada and Gibbons Alberta to the valley in Nova Scotia.
E-book size:
Number of Pages:  Under construction
Cost:Free


There are several carving bench designs on the market. In this small book you will find a how to build your own basic carving bench or travel bench.
E-book size: 848 KB
Number of Pages: 8
Cost: Free













Types of Non-Standard Carving Tools version 1.   In this short e-book we look at other tools that can be used to assist you with your next carving project, such as Rasps and files.  If you have any comments or would like to make a suggestion for version 2 just send me an email at darkwood@darkwood-woodcarving.com     
E-book size: 729 kb
Number of Pages: 10
Cost: Free








How to carve an Inukshuk.    If you have any comments or would like to make a suggestion for version 2 just send me an email at darkwood@darkwood-woodcarving.com     
E-book size: 2.39 mg
Number of Pages: 16
Cost: Free





























































Wooden Drinking Coasters, build your own drinking from your scrap wood. 
E-book size: 1.05 MG
Number of Pages: 9
Cost: Free










This short book will walk you through the steps required to complete a simple house sign. I will also provide you with several free patterns to assist you with designing and building your own sign for your apartment , house, cottage or work/garden shop.
E-book size: 1.59 MG
Number of Pages: 21
Cost: Free

 












Tong Oil, learn how to apply tung oil to your projects. 
E-book size: 641 KB
Number of Pages: 7
Cost: Free


























































































































How to carve a Tree Pattern.    If you have any comments or would like to make a suggestion for version 2 just send me an email at darkwood@darkwood-woodcarving.com     
E-book size:
Number of Pages:
Cost: Free

































 
File types
WMV = Windows Media Files 















Carving the basic shape of the Spirit Face video approx 2 minutes. (WMV file)


Building an eye memoire stick or practice stick approx 2 minutes. (WMV file)

Step 1 in carving a Spirit Face "Making the V" (WMV File)





Carving the Nose video approximately 10 minutes (WMV file)





Consider making a memoire stick to help with teaching woodcarving or just to help you remember the basic cuts. 






Step 1 of carving an eye approx 5 minutes . (WMV file)










Making a walking cane note 003






Mahogany Wood for carving















Using the Parting Tool











Using Carving Tools making cuts 101








Options when making and carving a Walking Cane 15 minutes in length (WMV File) 


Making a walking cane note 001




Types of eyes approx 3 minutes (WMV File)







Making a walking cane note 002


















Making a walking cane note 004
Step 1 in carving a Spirit Face "Making the V" (WMV File)