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Wood Carving Events in 2024

If you have an event you'd like us to add to the list, please email with the information you'd like us to include.  Space Coast Wood CarversJanuary 27, 2024Location: Eau Civic Center 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FloridaFeaturing Wood carving demo’s/raffles/ food/bake goodsContact: Tom Anstett 407-325-5424 3rd Annual Nebraska Carving RetreatJanuary 31, 2024 to Febuary 3, 2024Location: Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NEFeaturing: 3- and 4-day classesHosted by Mid-America WoodcarversContact: Florida Woodcarvers Roundup - Gainesville FloridaFebruary 13, 2024 to February 15, 2024Location: American Legion Post #16, 4701 NW 6th St; Gainesville, FLFeaturing: 3 day event. 9 classes going at once. Most are 1 day classes but several days may be necessary to complete some projects. Classes...

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Wood Carving Clubs Near Me

Wood carving clubs are a great way for beginners to learn how to carve, and to find inspiration or support. Many wood carving clubs provide instruction on how to sharpen your tools, easy beginner friendly projects to work on, and a community of other carvers eager to help. Even for the experienced wood carver, carving clubs are a fun place to meet new people and explore new project ideas. Here's a list of wood carving clubs in the USA courtesy of We haven't checked if all of these are still active, but will be working to update the list. In the meantime, it doesn't hurt to reach out to the one in your area if joining a wood carving club sounds like fun to you!...

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Wood Carving Finishes and Sealants

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a complete novice, nailing that final finish is key to making your work look sharp. But with so many finishes and sealants out there, it can feel like you're lost in a maze of choices. This article explores the different types of wood finishes and sealants for achieving a polished and professional look in your wood carving projects.  You can also check out this video from our Wood Spirit series to see how carving pro Lucas Kost finishes his wood spirit carvings:  Lesson 5 - The Finishing Process - How to Carve a Wood Spirit | Beginner Wood Carving Tutorial   What Type of Project is this? The first thing to consider when choosing...

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The Best Carving Tools for Beginners - One of Our Most Popular Woodcarving Articles - Repost Wednesday

Wood carving is more than just a hobby—it’s a form of self-expression, a way to relieve stress, and an outlet for creativity. With the right touch and the right tools, you can create a masterpiece for the mantle or furniture fit for a queen. All you need is a set of basic wood carving tools for beginners and you can get started learning a skill you can take pride in.  Learn more about the best wood carving tools for beginners and discover which ones you need for the projects you’ve been dreaming of bringing to life. Best Wood Carving Tools for Beginners To get started, a wood carving tools beginner set will give you the variety you need at a...

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