Carve a Knife

How To : Carve a spoon with a hook knife

Understanding how a knife most likes to cut wood is key to doing any woodcarving. In this video tutorial, a pair of disembodied hands will demonstrate, step by step, a method for efficiently carving out the bowl of a spoon with a hook knife. (Said hands use a blank of basswood ...more

How To : Carve a roast with a carving knife and fork

Improve your knife skills with the how-to video. Watch and learn how easy it is to use a carving knife and fork to cut any type of roast. Carve a beef, turkey, chicken, or pork roast. When carving always cut across the grains of meat. Use the fork to stabilize the meat on the ...more

How To : Sharpen a jack knife or wood carving knife

This video shows you how to sharpen a jack knife or wood-carving knife using coarse, medium, and fine stones and cooking oil. Use the coarse stone, applying oil to the stone first then pushing the knife down on the stone in each direction, matching the bevel to the stone. Next ...more

How To : Sharpen a convex wood carving knife

This video teaches the secrets to sharpen a convex wood carving knife in simple steps. First find out how dull your knife is by cutting a paper or shaving hair on you hands. Now take a sand paper attached to a pad and start sharpening the ends by applying less pressure. Now tr ...more

How To : Carve a roasted chicken

Fantastic Food with Scott Hargrove demonstrates how to carve a roasted chicken. First, use the appropriate knife. Make sure that your life isn't too large. Use a medium-sized carving knife. Use a carving board with a ridge to contain the juices. Place the chicken with the back ...more

How To : Begin chip carving mahogany wood

In this three-part carving tutorial, Valerie Jones demonstrates her chip-carving techniques on Mahogany wood. Using an X-acto knife, she carves the wood by hand & describes how to carve German-style, geometric patterns into the wood after stenciling the pattern on the outer wo ...more

How To : Carve a turkey (the right and the wrong way)

Mark Dommen, chef-partner of San Franciscos One Market Restaurant, advises viewers against the wrong approach: Do not use a dull knife, do not carve at the dining table (as much as you might want to), and do not hack at your bird willy-nilly. This video demonstrates all the wr ...more

How To : Carve a whole roasted chicken

In order to Carve a Whole Roasted Chicken, you will need the following: a cutting board, a fully cooked roasted chicken, and very sharp knives. Cut away the strings. Begin by slicing away the thigh joints. Then, cut away the oysters. Cut down the middle (slightly off center). ...more

How To : Make a carved pipe out of an apple

How to about making a pipe or bowl out of an apple. It's Fun!! You need an apple, knife, pen and piece of aluminum foil. Don't puncture the bottom of the apple. This is a quick and easy way to make a smoking pipe or bowl.

How To : Cook pig's head

Chris Cosentino, executive chef of Incanto and founder of Boccalone, loves to use cuts of offal in his cuisine. Here, Chris uses a razor, a blowtorch, and a carving knife to butcher a whole pig’s head, which he uses to make porchetta di testa (a salami made from the meat and s ...more

How To : Carve a Thanksgiving turkey

Tradition says slice the turkey at the table, but we think your guests will just as happy with a pretty, plated presentation. Watch this video to learn how to properly carve a turkey this Thanksgiving! You will need: a serving tray cooked turkey cutting board carving knife L ...more

How To : Carve a tomato rose

With just a nice, firm tomato and a good, sharp knife, you can create this beautiful garnish that will elevate any meal to an upscale level . Carve a tomato rose. Click through to watch this video on how2heroes.com

How To : Pack for a surf trip with Chris Malloy

EXPN's Doin' Thangs: Packing For a Surf Trip with Chris Malloy. Traveling for surf can be an epic experience. There's excellent surf all over the world from Teahupoo, Tahiti to Antarctica. Malloy says he's probably surfed in over 40 countries. Make sure you pack a good quiver ...more

How To : Model railroad scenery using extruded foam

Are your hobbies building model trains? Well, I hope you are building your own model sets the way you want to, but if you're stumped in the model railroading process, check out this nine-part video tutorial to see how to model railroad scenery using extruded foam. If you aren' ...more

How To : Carve a raw chicken for dinner and save money

Gwen Schoen and Paul Carras share with you in this video how simple it is to save money by carving a whole raw chicken. You can save your pockets an average of 20 – 30%! First take out any insides; this is usually the neck, heart and liver when included. Lay the chicken on i ...more

How To : Begin using a woodcarving knife

In this tutorial, we learn how to begin using a woodcarving knife. Before you go into the detail, you will want to make sure you have it carved right. The carving all starts in the block of the wood. There will be a couple initial cuts that you will do with a knife after marki ...more

How To : Use a pocket knife

Scott Cook gives you some very easy tips to use your pocket knife carefully. Some of the tips to use your pocket knife carefully are: Always choose a knife with a lock so that it does fold accidentally and a firm handle comfortable to use. Always use your knife away from you w ...more

How To : Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins

Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more

How To : Carve a net needle out of wood

Carving a net needle from wood is probably easier than you think as long as you have your trusty Swiss army knife at hand. It has a wide array of available tools in a small unit. First you will need a piece of balsa wood. It should be 1/8 of an inch thick by 3 inches wide and ...more

How To : Carve a turkey properly

In this tutorial, we learn how to carve a turkey. After your turkey has came out of the oven and sat out for around 10 minutes, grab your sharp knife. When you are carving this, you want to carve around the bones so you are getting the most meat off of the bird. Start off by r ...more

How To : Carve a whole chicken

In this video, we learn how to carve a whole chicken. Start off by removing the wings from the chicken with a sharp knife. Go around the bones and let them guide you where to go. Next, remove the legs of the chicken, cutting again with a sharp knife. When finished, lay your ch ...more

How To : Carve a whole turkey into serving sizes

Learn how to carve a whole roasted turkey into serving sizes from this video in simple steps. Place the roasted turkey with its breast side up and the drumsticks facing you. Take the knife in your dominant hand and the fork in your other hand. Start on one side by cutting the ...more

How To : Carve a teeny wooden mouse

Whittling seems hard, but not with this video tutorial... watch to learn how to carve a teeny wooden mouse with a small knife, sander and drill. These are stop motion animated instructions. See how to carve a miniature (under 1-inch) mouse out of wood with Steve Tomashek. Th ...more

How To : Carve a pumpkin freehand or with a stencil

Carving pumpkins is a seasonal tradition in many families. Learn how to carve shapes into a pumpkin freehand or using a stencil. f you can, it's fun to pick your own pumpkin at a pumpkin patch. You can also get a fresh pumpkin at a market or farm stand. Choose a pumpkin with a ...more

How To : Make an apple bong in less than 3 minutes

In this video, we learn how to make an apple bong. To make this, you will need: an apple, a pencil, a straw, and a knife. First, poke a hole in the side of your apple going all the way through, the hole should be below the middle of the apple. Next, push the straw through to c ...more

How To : Carve a whole roast chicken

This video shows how to crave a whole chicken. You will need a sharp chefs knife. Cut off the legs of the chicken. Slice them where the thigh meets the chicken breast. As you look at the chicken breast you should notice that there is a large breastbone that travels the length ...more

How To : Make a radish rosette to garnish your food

Radish rosettes are an elegant and beautiful way to garnish any savory dish - and fortunately, they are also easy to make! This video shows you a quick and easy method to carve a few rosettes out of large radishes, using a small paring knife. Dress up any salad or veggie platt ...more

How To : Sculpt & carve fake teeth from soap

Need a use for a model tooth? Learn with this "Tooth Carving 101" tutorial how to carve a fake tooth from a bar of soap. One will need a small carving knife, a bar of soap and about thirty minutes. Your fake tooth with make for one heck of peculiar mantel piece.

How To : Carve a tomato into a rose rud

This edible arrangement turns a tomato into a beautiful rose garnish. This is cool to add to a table for Valentine's Day. You need a paring knife, patience and a delicate touch. This is a nice catering touch too.

How To : Gather tools for building miniatures

Here are some of necessary the tools for hobby crafting and diorama making. This model maker uses wood rasps, sanding pencils, wire cutters, small pliers, a box cutter, a wood carving knife, and a Japanese pull saw. When building miniatures you may find yourself making your ow ...more

How To : Carve a tiger design pottery seal

Henry Li from Blue Heron Arts shows how to carve a tiger design stamp onto a pottery seal for use with Chinese seal engraving. This technique shows how a pottery seal can be made without having to use a kiln. You will need a pen, pencil, marker, charcoal, knives, and soapstone ...more

How To : Make model railroad tunnels

Tunnels can help make your model railroad set-up come alive. But professionally made tunnels can be expensive, and they lack character. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make your own, customized tunnels. Materials needed: Styrofoam, either in two-inch thick sheets or larg ...more

How To : Carve a watermelon into a party centerpiece

What's the perfect party platter for summer? Watermelon. But you have to present this party centerpiece in a beautiful manner to impress your guests, and this video will show you how to turn a simple watermelon into a stunning centerpiece with just one simple but sharp paring ...more

How To : Carve a roasted chicken for easier eating

Kat Malone shows how to carve a roasted chicken. Once you remove the twine, set the chicken on its side on the cutting board. To accomplish this, use a chefs fork and a sturdy knife. Stick the fork at the point where the thigh and drumstick meet. You'll then pull on the fork a ...more

How To : Make a bush pipe

This video demonstrated, step by step, how to make a bush pipe. First, we're shown how to select a wood stick. It should have no cracks in it. We're going to drill a hole in this stick and then shape a pipe out of it. The stick is round, so we're shown how to support it while ...more

How To : Carve a turkey, step-by-step

Learn from this video how to carve a turkey step by step easily. Start cutting in the loose skin area where the legs and breasts meets and carve it down carefully. Now remove the drumstick from the pork and slice down the meat from it and from the thigh part. Remove the wings ...more

How To : Build a homemade apple pipe

The video shows you how to make a homemade apple pipe. Remove the stem and carve a cone shape in the top using a knife. Remove any large pieces. Cut smaller hole in the side of the apple. Puncture wall with thumbtack to create a screen. Wrap the foil around your finger to crea ...more

How To : Make your own willow whistle

The video guide shows us how to make our very own willow whistle. -Find a willow branch with green bark, cut a small wedge into the bark and in the wood. -Cut into the bark in a ring around the stick at least 2 inches behind the wedge notch. -Bang on the stick using the knife ...more

How To : Carve a watermelon centerpiece

Handling a 15 pound watermelon is no easy task. This video offers a demonstration on how to create a beautiful centerpiece for your table using basic strategies and handling techniques on your watermelon. Peel the outer green layer of skin off the watermelon to expose the pal ...more

How To : Make a miniature ziggurat

Watch this three part tutorial to build a miniature ziggurat. Use pink Styrospan high density foam. Assemble this model of a step sided pyramid with a ruler, some glue and an x-acto knife. The pink foam is easy to carve and can be repaired with glue if broken. Part 1 of 3 - Ho ...more

How To : Dissect a chicken for an anatomical look

Failed out of veterinarian school? No problem, just watch this video tutorial on dissecting a chicken (avian) to get you back on your feet. This demonstration and lecture of is by an eminent anatomist that will show you how to do it correctly. Get out your scalpel (or carving ...more

HowTo : Roast a Pig on a Spit

Why settle on just pork chops or ribs when you can string up the entire pig? Serious Eats posts an great slide show on roasting a whole pig, from materials to the process to the perfect pig roastin' sauce. Warnings PETA members should probably exit this page right about now. ...more

HowTo : Carve a Turkey the Infographic Way

So the cooking of the bird doesn't lie on your shoulders this Thanksgiving. Lucky. But before you relax too much, there is a wild card- you never know who will be handed the carving knife. Below, five handy infographics for carving a turkey like a pro. 1. Carve Your Turkey th ...more

News : Katie's FarmVille Themed Pumpkin Patch Cow

This was done for the contest on the forums. I had great plans, but due to needing to keep the blogs up to date and some personal life complications, I didn't get as much done as I needed to in time. I carved the cow on the 24th and took this first picture, then it sat outsi ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Sculpt a ceramic clay sitting monster

How to Sculpt a Sitting Body out of Clay Roll a ball of clay into a rounded rectangular box. Picking one end to be the head, pinch the top of the clay piece so that it becomes longer and thinner, with the very end in a small, rounded ball, as in the shape of a neck and head. ...more

How To : Carve a carrot creatively

You will need: a sharp knife, a steady hand, and patience. First carve 5 equally sized 1/4 spheres out of carrot. Next, following the curve of one of the notches you have just cut out, cut a slit just beneath the edge of the cut. Then, following the same line, cut another sl ...more

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