Collection: Gouges

Chisels have a curved cutting edge are gouges. Sloping gouges are especially useful for relief carving, where you're carving away material to create a design that stands out from the background.
When it comes to relief carving, having the right tools is key. Gouges come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with its own specific use. It's important to have a good set of carving tools that includes different gouges and chisels.
Carving patterns can be found online or in books, but it's also important to develop your own style and ideas. Wooden wall art and pictures for home decor are great projects to start with. You can also try your hand at carving sculptures or adding carved designs to furniture.
If you're new to carving, start with something simple like a small wooden plaque or a picture frame. Focus on learning how to use the gouges properly and creating clean cuts. As you gain confidence, you can move on to more complex projects.
When it comes to carving, practice makes perfect. Take your time and enjoy the process. Carving can be a relaxing and rewarding hobby that allows you to create beautiful pieces of art.
That's it for today's video on gouges for relief carving. Remember, having the right tools and practicing regularly are key to becoming a skilled carver.