Introduction: How to Carve a Wooden Shark.
In this instructable, I'm going to be showing you how to carve a wooden shark. It will turn out to become a relief carving so enjoy!
-Different types and sizes of chisels
-Clamp to hold your wood (it makes everything a lot easier)
-Wood (I recommend basswood because it's easy to carve into)
-Preferably two hands (one might be okay if you are really talented and/or you only have one hand)
Step 1: Draw Your Design Onto the Wood.
Draw a shark onto the wood with your pencil. (You can just do an outline of the shark if you want to.)
Step 2: Carve Your Outline of the Sharks Body.
Use a small chisel for this and just go around the body (outline it).
Step 3: Start Making the Shark Pop Out.
Use a wide chisel to cut deep into the wood around the shark. You really want to make sure the shark is popping out of the wood.
Step 4: Make the Teeth.
Use a small chisel like the one in the photo to really carve out the teeth and give them a prominent look.
Step 5: Smooth Your Deep Cuts.
Smooth your deep cuts by carving the same way as the grain, while going a bit deeper to keep it sort of flat.
Step 6: Sand the Background Down to Make It Smooth.
Use sandpaper to smooth the background because it might be still pretty splintery.
Step 7: Sand Down the Shark.
Sand the shark down to make the rough edges smooth and then your done!