Woodcarving sites and other sites of interest:
NTXCarvers.com: the North Texas Wood Carver's Guild
The National Wood Carvers Association and home of their publication Chip Chats magazine
CarversCompanion.com: Woodcarver Online Magazine (WOM) and an email list for the discussion of woodcarving topics
TexasWoodcarver.com: Doug Oliver, woodcarver and graphic design artist
FranMooreWoodcarving.com: Fran Moore - woodcarver, mosaic, and glass art
TBryantStudio.com: woodcarver and fine furniture maker Travis Bryant
Classic Carving Patterns: Lora S. Irish's carving patterns and tutorials
PeterMansbendel.com: Doug Oliver's Peter Mansbendel historical research project
The Woodcraft Shop: serving the needs of the traditional and contemporary carver
Woodcraft: woodworking tools, books and supplies
Ellenwoodarts.com: Everett Ellenwood's excellent videos "Sharpening Simplified" and "Beginning Woodcarving"
Chris Pye, woodcarver: be sure to check out his "Slipstones" woodcarving manuals
Woodcarving Illustrated magazine
Wood Carving magazine
www.wood-database.com: The Wood Database
ChasinTheGrain.com: Kyle Alty - an Urban Lumberjack, Engineer, & Furniture Maker.
Tools and Supplies:
The following are some tools and supplies I can recommend. Please note some of these are Amazon affiliate links that help me cover the cost of running this site.
Flexcut Carving Tools, Craft Carver Set, 10 Carving Blades and Interchangeable ABS Handle Included (SK107)
Flexcut Slipstrop, for Polishing and Deburring V-Tools and Gouges, Flexcut Gold Polishing Compound Included, (PW12)
Sjobergs SJO-33274 Woodworking Portable Smart Vice with Superior Clamping Power Wherever You Need It