During the past week I have uploaded 3 NEW Videos to my Woodcarving with Bill channel over on YouTube. This entire process at this point is to lay a solid foundation for woodcarving. Yes, that includes learning to sharpen all the different types of tools used in carving. Once the foundation is complete, within a week or two, then the projects will begin to flow.
Some may ask, "Why make the sharpening videos? Why the basic stuff? Isn't enough of that out there already?" Yes, yes it is. I own dozens of books that show how to sharpen, hold the tools, and use them for basic tasks. And there are others who have produced videos on these subjects in great detail. However, not everyone teaches the same way, explains things the same, nor do we all learn the same way. For that reason I am laying the foundation for a well informed beginning woodcarver. My hope is that when someone with little to no experience discovers my channel they will be able to return to their shop and perform the tasks in each video.
With that said, the most important thing to learn in woodcarving is how to sharpen and handle your tools. If the tools are not properly sharpened, well, it's going to be a long road to failure, and I really don't like seeing people fail at things.
My mission is to simply get as many people as possible carving wood, enjoying the process, and having fun in their shops.
So please, spread the word, share the videos, and subscribe if you are at all interested in learning to carve wood. This first year is going to be very interesting and I can't hope to grow the channel without a little help from my friends. Stay tuned for more updates and uploads.