video Whittlin' a Christmas Present
 A progressive look at the evolution from a hunk of wood to a cherished keepsake intended to show the amount of time invested in wood carkings. The wood is Bocco wood and the only tool uses was a curved blade whittlin' knife. 
D-LewW1 year ago
Where did you get that specific knife from? And how about the wood? Does it come looking all finished like that, or did you use some type of paint lacquer to give it that great shiny oak-like finish??
-- Please let me know, as this literally is the perfect gift when your running out of ideas for Moms, Dads, Bros, Sis', the whole family and even some close girlfriends if you know their favorite animal..... Thx for any/all info.!!!
Marsh (author)  D-LewW1 year ago
A couple of the knives I made from cold rolled steel. The others and the wood are from woodcraft, a major chain store. The finish is neutral wax shoe polish.
D-LewW Marsh1 year ago
GREAT! - THX so much for the quick reply & the good info. I appreciate it and I'll be trying my first project this next weekend if everything comes in time. Thanks again!! -- DLewW
my god...a dremel would certainly expedite this project. but then again powertools are for the weak and inpatient. congratulations on the massive investment of time and energy, i hope the gift was appreciated
cobalt4204 years ago
Hi I am 13 years old and I love to wittle I have made a walking stic with intricut designs on it, I have made a bald eagle that all in my opinion look good but my question to you is how do you wittle so much volume of wood and what tools do you use to do that? A chisel Or a knife or a file? Thank you I am very curious.
artyman5 years ago
Awesome frog!
Arbitror5 years ago
Like Momma_Bear said, this is not instructive at all! But, Instructables is The World's Biggest Show And Tell, so good job for showing it!

I love whittling myself, but I probably can't do this quite yet! Good job on the frog though!
Marsh (author)  Arbitror5 years ago
 It's not easy to instruct someone on how to whittle. You take a hunka' wood. Imagine a frog in your mind's eye. Then carve away everything that doesn't look like a frog.
I learned it from Mr. Miagi. He's a simple soul.
Arbitror Marsh5 years ago
Ok, that's enough instructions for me!
Me to.
raimen wenpherd5 years ago
hahaha xD
Love the frog, very pretty wood grain. What kind of wood? What  tools did you use?
Marsh (author)  Very Interesting5 years ago
 It's Bocco Wood. I used a knife.
Browncoat5 years ago
Tips instead of progress pics would prob be more helpful.  I've never whittled & this 'ible didn't make me feel like I'm any closer to being able to do so... :/
This kind of project is pretty advanced  for starting whittlers. try somethin simpler, like ball in cage, that was my starting project
Momma_Bear5 years ago
 Your video is an entertaining art piece but hardly instructive.  I enjoyed it but learned nothing.