Wood Sculpture

Supply List for Wood Sculpture

A selection of gouges/chisels
and hardwood or metal mallet


Sureform rasp
and half round blade (hardware store)

Rat tail rasp
(hardware store)

10″ coarse cabinet file
(General hardware near Oglethorpe U)

Riffle files


Sandpaper grit 60 to 220 (hardware store)
Log or kiln dried wood to carve

Optional Tools

chip carving knife
( Highland Hardware)
for carving details



Rotary burrs
(conical burr best then round burr next best)



Wood to Carve
You can either bring in a log to carve that you find
or purchase locally.

Good Carving Logs
local cedar – red aromatic
fruit trees – pretty coloring – veins

poplar – not much veining or color
fir- warm color aromatic
pine – strong line pattern from
Stay with the softer woods

Wood To Purchase kiln dried
Basswood is the softest but not pretty
Western cedar – no red color or aroma
poplar – light

Local Atlanta Wood Supplier
Mark Sillay- 770-723-9669

1440 Kelton Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Call to arrange meeting at his wood storage facilty


Highland Hardware is a great local resource for woodworkers in Atlanta
Highland Hardware
1045 North Highland Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
(404) 872-4466
http://www.tools-for-woodworking.com/index.asp on Highland Ave in Virginia Highlands.

The FlexCut Wood carving set and Brass mallet is an IDEAL choice for the beginning student.

There are two Dick Blick stores. Check on-line for specials.

They have a good Sculpture House carving set.

Blick Art Materials
1165 Woodstock Road
Suite 830
Roswell, GA 30075
Sculpture House Basic Stone Carving Kit
(770) 993-0240
** Inside Roswell Corners behind the Chick-fil-A.

Blick Art Materials
2615 Kennw, Marietta GA 30064
(770) 514-8456


Other GOOD on-line store

Wood Carvers Supply
Has Flexcut gouges/chisels and mallets , diamond files,etc

Wood Craft
1085 Holcomb Bridge Rd.
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 587-3372

Here are links to sites where exotic woods can be purchased: