My name is Nathan Donaldson, I am 38 years old and have been seriously wood carving and wood working for a little over 10 years. I predominantly do whittling, chip and relief carving for fun, chilling out and gifts for my family and occasionally I sell a piece online or at the local market in my home town. I dabble in other wood working skills and projects as I have a busy mind and my wife and I are always coming up with new ways to improve our home or help our extended families with theirs.
My interest started as a kid with my dear old dad in his workshop (which was really mum’s garage she donated to keep him out of the house with all his tools and “mess”, as she would fondly call it). Dad taught me all sorts of woodcrafting and woodworking, from turning to spoon carving, a bit of furniture (I butchered a chair build at 12) and even some timber frame home construction with Dad on a few of his site builds. I lost interest as a teenager and got busy with life, study, work, love and family until after Dad died. I don’t know, there was something deeply cathartic about working with his old tools in the garage (workshop) again that has brought me a sense of accomplishment and even moments of peace.
Best Wood Carving Tools is to help inform our audience the top wood carving and wood working tools and educate about them over a wide spectrum of areas. Even though I re-started with my wood carving and wood working 10 years ago, I found it was a struggle to find helpful and valuable information about my tools, how to use them correctly, and be safe, I still managed to accumulate some of the most helpful knowledge the hard way as well as with some of my close family friends.
This website is here for anyone to learn about wood carving and wood working best practices, safety, and have easy access to information that might otherwise be more difficult to find.
Any questions or concerns that I may not have covered, be sure to go to my contact page and shoot me an email.
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