9 Cuts From the Same Gouge Tool

Use the gouge tool for efficient and elegant woodworking with these nine easy cuts. 

October 19, 2012

By Chris Pye 

Jump-start your woodcarving with simple, traditional techniques that beginners can learn to start transforming wood into beautiful works of art. Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2012) is a guide to getting started. In the following excerpt, Pye gives clear instructions for nine basic cuts you can do with just one tool.  

You can purchase this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual: A Beginner’s Guide to Traditional Techniques



Did you know there are at least nine different ways you can cut wood with a single carving tool? Grab your carving tool and see what you can do with that cutting edge.