Hello and Welcome!
Let me introduce myself. My name is Lynne Clay and I’m the owner of carvingtutorials.com. This website is dedicated to helping you improve your carving skills or teach you them if you’re a beginner.
Carving has been a passion of mine for the last 30 years. I’ve taught carving classes for the last 15 years, and I would like to teach you and help develop your skills in carving with this website.
How it all began:
It all started after my two children were grown and left the nest. Now I had lots of spare time to fill with something I wanted to do for a change. But what?
Then I remembered a bear carving my older brother made in college. Way back then, I had asked him to teach me how to carve something. He told me I was much too young to learn knife skills and it was way too hard for an eleven-year-old to learn. I was broken-hearted. I told myself, that one day I would learn those skills and carve something wonderful. Now was the start of that day.
I figured I needed help to achieve this goal, so I joined a local carving club. Within a week of joining they had their annual carving classes. Lucky me!
I signed up for what I thought would be the easy class. Making a pine tree. Needless to say, I had to make two to get it right. But I did it and learned the basics along the way.
Meetings were once a week and I thrived in this environment, all while picking people’s brains for information along the way.
Thus my addiction began.
My attendance in the carving club only lasted two short years, due to us selling our home and moving into a 5th-wheel trailer, full-time, this was in 2013. We decided to travel the country with the season changes, every six months. This, unfortunately, meant no carving community to join in most of the places we went to.
No hands-on training! Now what?
I was on my own for a while. I developed my own style and techniques and then started offering my own carving classes at the RV parks where I stayed. This was a huge success. I’ve been a carving teacher ever since and would love to expand my knowledge to the internet and to you.
My website is designed to teach the basics, intermediate, and advanced techniques in carving. I’ll also be discussing the tools you’ll need and providing the links to purchase them.
Here is an example of one of my fairy houses. This is a very basic house and is a lot easier than it looks to carve.
So look around and enjoy the site.
If you have any questions or comments to share, please feel free to leave them below. I am more than happy to help you out, and can’t wait to hear from you.
I hope you enjoy my website and my articles on all aspects of carving.