What are the different types of wood carving chisels?

What are the different types of wood carving tools?

Knives and Chisels for Wood Carving

  • Chip Carving Knife. Probably the first tool a wood carver starts with is a knife. …
  • Carpenter’s Chisels. These chisels have a flat edge (#1 sweep). …
  • U-Gouges. Gouges are the work horses of wood carving. …
  • V-Gouges. …
  • Bent and Spoon Gouges. …
  • Skewed Chisel. …
  • Palm Tools. …
  • Mallet.

What is a sweep chisel?

Understanding Woodcarving Tools Sweeps

Chisels and Skew Chisels. Chisels: can be any width but they have a flat or straight cutting edge and are called #1 Sweep Chisels may have a single or a double bevel. IE: one side beveled to a sharp edge or both sides beveled to the edge.

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