When it comes to handcrafted wares, there are countless different things you can make, and of all different kinds. Many people do fine, detailed things using fabrics, flosses, and needles, but such delicate crafts aren’t for everyone. Some people like to make something that they can mould more heavily with their own hands. That’s where things like woodworking come into play. Are you interested in working with wood and even with some power tools but you’re not quite ready to take on building entire pieces of furniture? Then you’re the perfect person to start learning how to whittle.
Check out these 15 simple tutorials that will teach you how to whittle all kinds of things using different techniques!
1. Painted wooden bird
Have you always been a nature and animal lover and loved the way carved and whittled animals kind of harness that natural beauty by virtue of being made from wood? Then why not make one of your own? Oops, I Craft My Pants guides you through the process of not only whittling your own little bird but also painting it any colour or feather pattern you like once it’s all carved out!
2. Whittled Bass fish
Are you thinking about making something a little more detailed and practicing your smooth cutting skills, your rounding skills, and your detailed carving techniques all at once? Then this classic looking bass fish is definitely the project for you. Get the step to step instructions for it from Wet Canvas.
3. Whittled standing shark
Does the idea of whittling your very own sea creature appeal to you a lot because you’ve always enjoyed water and all that inhabits it, but you’d rather make something a little more fierce than the average sea bass? Then perhaps whittling a shark is a little bit more your speed! DIY.org teaches you the precise angles to cut to make a shark of your own.
4. Easy 3 minute owl
Are you a little more experienced with whittling but still looking for something very simple and quick to do that might help you teach someone new about the skill? Then try this 3-minute owl from Whittling With Will! Of course, you should always take as much time as you need to complete a project when you’re working with sharp objects, but as far as whittling projects go, this one is certainly a quick piece in comparison to others.