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I’m density is fascinated by the art of woodcarving and want to try me on this too. In the county of Telemark, where I live, there are many that are engaged in wood carving. I will post information about this topic on this website, and I’d like to share my own experiences with you.

Here is information about different carving techniques

Woodcarving is a collective term for several techniques and styles. Some are easy to work with, others require moreĀ  experience. Here we present some of the most common
techniques.

Kolrosing

Kolrosing

is a decorative technique with a knife where the pattern sketch into the wood without removing the wood from the surface. The wood must be close and hard, and no marked growth rings.To kolrosing you need a good, short and somewhat sharp knife and a piece of fine sandpaper. Draw in pencil first. Then cut straight down the tree. When finished, rub your ornaments with a mixture of oil powder and dark bark (such as pine bark as you sharpen with sandpaper). When you wipe away excess oil, ornaments are back, clean and clear!

 

 

 

Acanthus

Acanthus

is the name of a wood carving style characterized by a particular motive: acanthus leaves. Acanthus is a plant that grows wild in the Mediterranean. Acanthus leaves was first used as
a motif of Greek stonecutters and vase painters. The Romans further developed the motif of an ornament, which then reappeared during the Renaissance. But it was during the Baroque era that we got the lush acanthus leaves as we know it today. Acanthus leaves came to Norway at the end of the 1600s, when it was carved pulpits and altar to new churches. 1750 -1850 was a golden age for Norwegian woodcraft. Carved cabinet chairs, tools and more was a symbol of status. Akantus stile broke through in the eastern part, especially in Gudbrandsdalen. Acanthus is among the most widely used motif in Norwegian wood carving to this day.

 

 

 

 

 

Karveskurd

Karveskurd

is a simple but decorative way to cut the wood. Geometrical patterns being cut into the wood surface. A small knife with a short blade is all you need. You can also color the wood before
one cuts so that the ornaments highlighted in white against the colored surface. Karveskurd is best for their rights on smaller objects. Sami folk makes a lot karveskurd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shape Cutting

Shape Cutting

means to create three-dimensional wooden sculptures. Figure cutting is a tradition that has roots far back in time, cf. dragon heads from the Viking era. Much was related to symbols and religion. Today, the figure cut a typical hobby. Many people find it amusing to try to create three-dimensional shapes. It appeals to our imagination and playfulness. The most exciting shape cutting is that the object will look good no matter what angle you see it.

 

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