Have fun with our free patterns and lessons/e-books; they are there for your personal enjoyment. They are not there for you to copy and sell for financial or other benefits. They are intended for your carving enjoyment and experience. You do not have permission to copy any of the patterns or information on this page or our site and display them on your Facebook or digital site or hold them in a database without our written permission! Have Fun carving (c) Gary Crosby Darkwood Woodcarving 2020
One of the most attractive finishes I know is Tung Oil, but just like all other applications, it has its downfalls. It may take longer to complete, but it will last much longer. Tung Oil finish can provide a high gloss shine or a smooth mat finish. In this short e-book, we will take a good hard look at the use and application of a Tung Oil finish.View This e-book
Carving Safety is a short epub with 5 basic rules I follow. Carving Safety is by far the most critical aspect of carving and, of course, the first thing you should learn before picking up a carving tool. But, learning does not stop there. Excerpt From: Gary Crosby. “Carving Safety.” Apple Books.Add to Cart
Short PDF presentation on types of basic carving woods.Add to Cart
Understanding the basics of wood grain will help when carving. That said, every type of wood will react differently to a carving gouge. But there are some basic understanding that can help you with that.Add to Cart
The letterbox (victorian era) now phone box is a cool little project. If you want to separate yourself from your phone when you are home, the letterbox will help and can be modified to allow for charging even for a short period of time. Plus, it looks cool!Add to Cart
The Victorian book holder is perfect for a home library. I use them for my collection of author-signed books. Completely adjustable and can be used as a creative option;. For example, make a new design and replace the maple leaves with your own creation.Add to Cart
This is an excellent way to start to carve. This project can be very detailed or very basic and still provide you with some basic lessons and carving tools. If you click on the image, above you will download the epub book on how to carve this project. If you click the links below, you can watch the supporting videos. Thanks and Chimo!
The Shelf Elf is relatively new to the carving world. I am not sure when they were first created but are they not the coolest thing. The Shelf Elf is straightforward to carve and an excellent gift for friends and family. Plus, it just looks cool sitting on your bookshelf.
The Backyard Sculptures project is one of those fun carving projects that keeps on giving every year. I walk out into my backyard every spring and see the sculpture standing there. Even in the middle of a Canadian winter, our sculptures are still standing. Most of all, it's just fun to create something you will enjoy for years to come, and that's what it's all aboutBackyard Sculpture coming soon in PDF
This is a short story of a very crazy chicken I ran into in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in 2001 during my tour of duty in the country. (Blood Diamond War)The short story is a PDF file. Have a look