Basic Products For Wood Carving

Wood carving products are used to cut the wood in the desired shape, size or to make patterns, designs in the wood. These products can be hand tools or machines. Mostly hand tools are used for carving purposes but some carving machines are also preferred such as Dremel, to achieve high-quality work. We have listed essential wood carving products to achieve quality work.

Essential Products For Wood Carving

Knives
Chisels
Gouges
Veiners
V-Tools
Mallet
Measuring Tools
Marking Tools
Clamps
Planers
Sandpaper

Other useful Products For Wood Carving

Carving Gloves
Safety Goggles
Vise
Files
wood sawHandsaw
Scraper
Sharpening Stone
Turning Tools
Lathe Machine
Dremel Carving Machine
Drill Machine
Moisture Meter

Knives

The carving knives are specially designed for carving jobs. They have a curved metal blade that is attached to the handle.

Chisels

The chisels are the most preferable carving tools after knives. They are used in combination with a mallet to cut the wood in different shapes.

Gouge

A gouge is a form of a chisel. It has a 2-Dimensional curved blade at its end. It is mostly used to make deep curved trenches, holes in the wood.

Veiner

A veiner tool is also a form of chisel. It has a narrow (1mm, 2mm) curved blade at its end. It is mainly useful to cut 1mm, 2mm wide channels in the wood.

V-Tool

A v-tool is a form of the chisel with a v-shaped cutting edge blade at its end. It is used to make v-shaped channels in the wood.

Mallet

A mallet is a type of hammer. It is mostly made of rubber or wood. It is mainly used for light-duty strokes.

Measuring Tools

The measuring tools can be:

1. Linear Ruler: A linear ruler is a measuring tool. It is used to measure the length of the straight line.
2. Triangular Ruler: A triangular ruler is a measuring tool that has a triangle shape. It is used to measure length, mark points, etc.
3. Protractor: A protractor is an angle measurement tool. It has a D-shaped piece at one end that is attached to the ruler.
4. Caliper: A caliper is a distance measuring tool. It measures the distance between two opposite sides of an object.
5. Divider: A divider is also a distance measuring and marking tool. It measures the distance between two points in one direction.
6. Angle Gauge: An angle gauge is used to set blade bevel on a table saw, and tilt angles on sanders, drill press.
7. Vernier Caliper/Depth Gauge: A vernier caliper is used to measure the distance between two points, diameter of a round-shaped object and depth of a point.
8. Height Gauge: A height gauge is a height measuring tool that is used to determine the height of an object or adjust the height of the saw blade, router bits, etc.
9. T-Ruler: T ruler is a measuring, marking tool. It is a T-shaped tool in which a ruler attached to a straight scale.
10. Square: A square is an L-shaped tool. It is mostly used to mark out wooden joints, set up the table saw blades, etc.
11. Measuring Tape: The measuring tape is a flexible ruler that is used to measure the distance or size of an object.

Marking Tools

The marking tools can be:

1. Pen
2. Pencil
3. Scratch Awl: A scratch awl is a marking tool. It has a metal tip at one end that is attached to a handle. It is used to scribe a line, point.

Clamp

A clamp is a fastening tool that is used to secure an object or objects and prevents movement.

Wood Planer

A wood planer is a hand tool that is used to plane or shape the surface of the wood.

Sandpaper

The sandpaper is a paper coated with sand, glass, or abrasive material. It is used for smoothing the wooden surface or polishing it.

Carving Gloves

The carving gloves are pieces of cloth that are worn on the hand. It protects hands from minor cuts and injuries.

Safety Goggles

The safety goggles are protective gears that protect eyes from debris, particulates, etc.

Vise

The vise is a mechanical apparatus with a tightening screw. It is used to secure an object so that work can be performed on it.

Files

A file tool is a hand tool that is used to sharpen blades, to smooth surface of the wood.

Handsaw

A handsaw is a hand tool that is used to cut pieces of wood in the desired shape and sizes.

Scraper

A scraper is a hand tool. It is used to scrap fine material from a surface. It gives a smooth finish to the wood. 

Sharpening Stone

The sharpening stone is used to sharpen the metal edge of the cutting tools. 

Turning Tool

A turning tool is a tool with a non-rotary tool bit. It is used mostly on lathe machine for finishing, detail work. These tools are used to work on a rotating workpiece. 

The lathe machine is used to rotate the workpiece to perform cutting, sanding, drilling, etc. 

Dremel Carving Machine

The Dremel machine is a special carving tool that is very useful for precision work. It can rotate the carving bits at various RPMs.

Drill Machine

The drill machine rotates drill bits to make holes in the wood or in other objects.

Moisture Meter

The moisture meter is used to measure/inspect moisture level reading, hidden leaks in the wood, or in other materials.