Carving the Whittle Pup

What you need

Carving this little dog requires that you gather just a few things before you start:

I consider the carving glove and thumb guard to be mandatory safety equipment. I've never cut myself when wearing them, and I've received a few nasty cuts when not wearing them. These won't prevent all cuts, but they will prevent the typical slicing cuts that many wood carvers--especially beginners--often inflict on themselves. For more on safety, see my article Getting started with wood carving Safety.