Wood carving is a form of working with wood through a cutting tool or a sculpt leading to a wooden figure and is often called as Xyloglyphy. It is an enjoyable hobby and can be done with less investment.
Make sure that your wood carving tools are sharp because if they aren’t then they’re useless. A sharpening stone is used to get edges sharp. A strop removes any micro-bits still remaining on the newly sharpened edges, leaving the blade smooth and sharp.
Carving Knives: Carving knives are your most basic wood carving tool. They include bent knives, straight-edged knives, chip knives, skewed knives, micro-knives. Carving knives come in all shapes and sizes.
Chisels: Wood chisels can be ground on both sides, or can be beveled only on one side. The head is usually slanted in a square shape. It can either be struck by a mallet or pushed by hand to carve wood.
Gouges: Wood gouges are “U” shaped tools that cut grooves in the wood. Their cutting edges are round, not flat like a chisel.
Mallets: Mallets are small little hammers that are used for chip carving. They are used to strike wood without causing major damage to it. They are perfect for making small indents.