Useful links


The British Woodcarvers Association.

The British Decoy and Wildfowl Carvers Association - The Association for Bird Carving.

The British Stickmakers Guild.

Exotic Hardwoods now near Ipstones, visits by appointments only. A supplier of lime and other wood.

Richard Potter, wood supplier who usually sells at the Bakewell Decoy Duck exhibition. See their website for the full range of woods.

G & S Specialist Timber, a wood and tools supplier.

Beaverstock, a Bandsaw Blade supplier.

Mike Painter, a well known carver, situated near Burton-on-Trent.

Lora Irish's site. Here you can download free carving free patterns and tutorials.

Ian Norbury's site. Here you can download carving videos for £ 10 and there are also some free videos.

The free bandsaw demo is worth watching if you want to preparing for a new carving.

Chris Pye's site. Here you can watch some free carving tutorials.

Alan's Factory Outlet is an American site with lots of useful information and links to other sites.

Jim's Random Notes. A menu of wood carving videos on YouTube.

James River Woodcarvers projects. A menu of basic wood carving instructions to download as PDF files.

The Woodworkers Institute. Carving section. Plans for carving and reports on tools, etc..

The Woodworkers Institute. Advice on drying wood in a microwave.

The Woodworkers Institute. Carving section. What you need to know about carving gloves.

woodlandstick. A YouTube page with links to videos showing stick making techniques.

Wood Carving Illustrated Magazine. An American site with 58 pages listing free articles on projects.