Carving Chisels

Anyone do wood carving? What would be the best tools to use for what I'm wanting to do?

I want to car large and small wooden figures of historical people, cars, robots, spiders and insects, all kinds of things. Wondering what kind of wood I should use, size, and tools. Do you use a knife, chisels and a hammer, or both and other tools?
Also I try avoiding using power tools cause I feel it takes away from the experience and craftsmanship. And some of these I'd like to paint after I finish them. What would be the best paint and technique for painting them?

if you want to carve small things as stated then try using a good whittling knife as you can get into all the fiddly bits. You can also get little carving chisels which can be used in the same way as a knife. These aren't expensive. You can also use small files to help shape your carving.

When looking at various woodcarving sites recently, one person used watercolor's and acrylic varnish. I tried this on a walking stick that i made and it was not as successful as i had hoped. Another one used acrylic paint and acrylic varnish. As i tend to use acrylic for most of my work i think this sounds the best way but as of yet have not tried it on my own carvings.

Wood Carving Chisels 8 Piece Set Lifetime Warranty NEW
Wood Carving Chisels 8 Piece Set Lifetime Warranty NEW
$5.99
Time Remaining: 5h 47m

12 in 1 Set Professional Bent Wood Carving Chisels Tool Kit with Clothe Pouch
12 in 1 Set Professional Bent Wood Carving Chisels Tool Kit with Clothe Pouch
$18.35
Time Remaining: 8h 55m

NEW 12 Pcs Wood Lathe Handle Carpenters Carving Chisels Kit DIY Handy Tools Set
NEW 12 Pcs Wood Lathe Handle Carpenters Carving Chisels Kit DIY Handy Tools Set
$0.99
Time Remaining: 9h 55m

NEW 12 Pcs Wood Lathe Handle Carpenters Carving Chisels Kit DIY Handy Tools Set
NEW 12 Pcs Wood Lathe Handle Carpenters Carving Chisels Kit DIY Handy Tools Set
$0.99
Time Remaining: 10h 26m

18 PC WOOD CARVING SET CARVERS TOOLS CHISELS KIT WOOD WORK CRAFT IN CLOTH POUCH
18 PC WOOD CARVING SET CARVERS TOOLS CHISELS KIT WOOD WORK CRAFT IN CLOTH POUCH
$30.10
Time Remaining: 11h 6m
Buy It Now for only: $30.10

NEW 9pc PROFESSIONAL WOOD CARVING HAND CHISEL TOOL SET Hobby Arts Craft Tools
NEW 9pc PROFESSIONAL WOOD CARVING HAND CHISEL TOOL SET Hobby Arts Craft Tools
$34.95
Time Remaining: 11h 21m

12pcs Professional 8 Wood Carving Chisel Gouge Set Lathe Woodworking Tools
12pcs Professional 8 Wood Carving Chisel Gouge Set Lathe Woodworking Tools
$32.03
Time Remaining: 11h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $32.03

12pc 8 Wood Clay Wax Carving Chisel Set Kit For Small Carving Projects
12pc 8 Wood Clay Wax Carving Chisel Set Kit For Small Carving Projects
$21.99
Time Remaining: 17h 37m

6PCS QUALITY Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Gouges
6PCS QUALITY Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Gouges
$16.92
Time Remaining: 21h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $16.92

SMALL CURVED SPOONBOWL MAKER ADZE WROUGHT BLADE WOODWORKING CARVING TOOL CHISEL
SMALL CURVED SPOONBOWL MAKER ADZE WROUGHT BLADE WOODWORKING CARVING TOOL CHISEL
$30.60
Time Remaining: 23h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $30.60

Carving Wood Gunsmithing Linoleum Gouge V tool Chisel Skew Ramelson 109 NEW
Carving Wood Gunsmithing Linoleum Gouge V tool Chisel Skew Ramelson 109 NEW
$56.95
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $56.95

12pcs Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Chisels 13cm
12pcs Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Chisels 13cm
$4.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 57m

6 Pc Professional Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodcarving Hobby Tools NR
6 Pc Professional Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodcarving Hobby Tools NR
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 58m

Wood carving chisels lot of 11
Wood carving chisels lot of 11
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 23m

12pcs 8 INCH WOOD CARVING SET CHISELS WOODWORKING HAND TOOL w a STORAGE POUCH
12pcs 8 INCH WOOD CARVING SET CHISELS WOODWORKING HAND TOOL w a STORAGE POUCH
$22.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 15m

HOT 12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
HOT 12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
$80.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 2m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00

12 PCS Wood Carving Hand Woodworkers Tool Knife Chisel Set
12 PCS Wood Carving Hand Woodworkers Tool Knife Chisel Set
$0.99
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 25m

DIY 12pc Wood Chisels Heavy Duty 8 inch Carving Tools Set Lathe Woodworking
DIY 12pc Wood Chisels Heavy Duty 8 inch Carving Tools Set Lathe Woodworking
$18.35
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 55m

12 Stlye Quality Wood Carving Woodcarving Tools Hand Woodworkers Tool Chisel Set
12 Stlye Quality Wood Carving Woodcarving Tools Hand Woodworkers Tool Chisel Set
$15.80
Time Remaining: 1d 11h
Buy It Now for only: $15.80

Vintage Wood Carving Tool Chisel Set 10 Pc GROBET VALLORBE FC MULLLER NY
Vintage Wood Carving Tool Chisel Set 10 Pc GROBET VALLORBE FC MULLLER NY
$24.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 1m

Vintage 12 Piece Set Woodworking Carving Tools Chisel Gouges Japan
Vintage 12 Piece Set Woodworking Carving Tools Chisel Gouges Japan
$19.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 13m

Japanese 8 Piece Chokokuto Wood Carving Chisel Set DIY g
Japanese 8 Piece Chokokuto Wood Carving Chisel Set DIY g
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 11h 56m

11 Piece Wood Carving Set Straight and bent gouges straight chisels V groove
11 Piece Wood Carving Set Straight and bent gouges straight chisels V groove
$18.99
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $18.99

Kirschen Carving Chisel  Knive Set 4 Piece + Wooden Blank  DVD
Kirschen Carving Chisel Knive Set 4 Piece + Wooden Blank DVD
$195.05
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $195.05

Kirschen Carving Chisel  Knive Set 7 Piece + Wooden Box Made In Germany
Kirschen Carving Chisel Knive Set 7 Piece + Wooden Box Made In Germany
$155.89
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $155.89

8 Piece Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Gouges New
8 Piece Wood Carving Hand Chisel Tool Set Woodworking Professional Gouges New
$33.80
Time Remaining: 1d 16h
Buy It Now for only: $33.80

12pcs DIY Tools Cutter Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels For Basic Woodcut Working
12pcs DIY Tools Cutter Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels For Basic Woodcut Working
$10.19
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $10.19

Carving Chisels For Woodcut Leather Working 6pcs Set Wood Hand DIY Tools
Carving Chisels For Woodcut Leather Working 6pcs Set Wood Hand DIY Tools
$9.98
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $9.98

12 PCS Wood Carving Chisel Set Woodcarving Hand Tool Knife For Basic Woodcut DIY
12 PCS Wood Carving Chisel Set Woodcarving Hand Tool Knife For Basic Woodcut DIY
$6.99
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 40m

Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working 12pcs set
Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working 12pcs set
$89.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $89.99

HOT 12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
HOT 12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
$89.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $89.99

12pcs Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
12pcs Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$39.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99

6pcs Set DIY Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
6pcs Set DIY Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$26.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $26.99

Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working 5pcs set
Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working 5pcs set
$22.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99

Hand Wood 6pcs set Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
Hand Wood 6pcs set Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$22.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $22.99

10pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools Wood Carving Tool Kit
10pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools Wood Carving Tool Kit
$16.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

6pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
6pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$12.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

5pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
5pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

3pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
3pcs Hand Wood Carving Chisels Set Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working
$6.99
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

11x Mini Wood Carving Chisel Knife Tool Set Needle Files for Sculpture DIY Craft
11x Mini Wood Carving Chisel Knife Tool Set Needle Files for Sculpture DIY Craft
$4.61
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $4.61

Set of 3 pcs Carving Chisel tools by SOLINGEN Made in Germany
Set of 3 pcs Carving Chisel tools by SOLINGEN Made in Germany
$60.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00

MEDIUM CURVED BOATBOWL MAKER ADZE WROUGHT BLADE WOODWORKING CARVING TOOL CHISEL
MEDIUM CURVED BOATBOWL MAKER ADZE WROUGHT BLADE WOODWORKING CARVING TOOL CHISEL
$30.60
Time Remaining: 1d 23h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $30.60

Osborne Dog Leg Chisels Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
Osborne Dog Leg Chisels Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
$29.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 43m
Buy It Now for only: $29.00

Straight Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
Straight Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

Left Skew Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
Left Skew Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

3pc Dog Leg Chisels Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
3pc Dog Leg Chisels Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON USA
$42.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $42.00

Right Skew Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON
Right Skew Dog Leg Chisel Wood Carving Relief Cabinet Pattern Makers RAMELSON
$15.00
Time Remaining: 2d 3h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $15.00

12 Pocket Leather Tool Roll Wood Carving Tools Knives Gouges Chisels RAMELSON
12 Pocket Leather Tool Roll Wood Carving Tools Knives Gouges Chisels RAMELSON
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00

6 Pocket Leather Tool Roll Wood Carving Tools Knives Gouges Chisels RAMELSON
6 Pocket Leather Tool Roll Wood Carving Tools Knives Gouges Chisels RAMELSON
$22.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $22.00

SET OF 7 STAINLESS STEEL CARVING CHISELS GOUGES HARDWARE  TOOLS
SET OF 7 STAINLESS STEEL CARVING CHISELS GOUGES HARDWARE TOOLS
$1.25 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 19m

Pfeil Swiss Made Wood Carving Chisels full aize
Pfeil Swiss Made Wood Carving Chisels full aize
$125.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 58m

NEW 9pc PROFESSIONAL WOOD CARVING HAND CHISEL TOOL SET Hobby Arts Craft Tools
NEW 9pc PROFESSIONAL WOOD CARVING HAND CHISEL TOOL SET Hobby Arts Craft Tools
$39.95
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 8m

Kirschen Carving Chisel  Knive Set 11 Piece + Wooden Box Made In Germany
Kirschen Carving Chisel Knive Set 11 Piece + Wooden Box Made In Germany
$231.09
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $231.09

Kirschen 4 Piece Carving Chisel  Knive Set Made In Germany
Kirschen 4 Piece Carving Chisel Knive Set Made In Germany
$87.74
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $87.74

12Pcs Set Basic Woodcut Working DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels Cutter
12Pcs Set Basic Woodcut Working DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels Cutter
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $9.99

Kirschen 6 Piece Carving Chisel  Knive Set Made In Germany
Kirschen 6 Piece Carving Chisel Knive Set Made In Germany
$108.89
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $108.89

Kirschen 7 Piece Carving Chisel  Knive Set + Shapening Stone Made In Germany
Kirschen 7 Piece Carving Chisel Knive Set + Shapening Stone Made In Germany
$116.72
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $116.72

6pcs Gravers Wood Carving Tools Steel Knife Detail Chisel Wood Craft Tools
6pcs Gravers Wood Carving Tools Steel Knife Detail Chisel Wood Craft Tools
$19.95
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $19.95

3pcs Gravers Wood Carving Tools Steel Knife Detail Chisel Wood Craft Tools
3pcs Gravers Wood Carving Tools Steel Knife Detail Chisel Wood Craft Tools
$5.95
Time Remaining: 2d 10h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $5.95

Professional12pcs Heavy Duty Hand Wood Carving Chisels Woodcut Working DIY Tool
Professional12pcs Heavy Duty Hand Wood Carving Chisels Woodcut Working DIY Tool
$38.97
Time Remaining: 2d 11h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $38.97

8pc Wood Lathe Chisel Set Skew Spear Point Round Nose Gouge Parting Tool Carve
8pc Wood Lathe Chisel Set Skew Spear Point Round Nose Gouge Parting Tool Carve
$35.39
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 2m

6PCS Set Lathe Woodcut Working DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels New
6PCS Set Lathe Woodcut Working DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels New
$17.02
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $17.02

Wood Carving Chisel Set 18pc Woodworking Sculpture Clay Wax Hand Tool w Pouch
Wood Carving Chisel Set 18pc Woodworking Sculpture Clay Wax Hand Tool w Pouch
$45.98
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $45.98

Carved Hand Carving 12pcs Set Vintage Art Wooden Chisel Statue Sculpture Leather
Carved Hand Carving 12pcs Set Vintage Art Wooden Chisel Statue Sculpture Leather
$4.99
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 27m

New 12PCS Wood Carving Chisel Set Woodcarving Hand Tool For Basic Woodcut DIY
New 12PCS Wood Carving Chisel Set Woodcarving Hand Tool For Basic Woodcut DIY
$1.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 13h 55m

NEW SE 8 12 Pc Professional Wood Carving Chisels
NEW SE 8 12 Pc Professional Wood Carving Chisels
$25.33
Time Remaining: 2d 14h
Buy It Now for only: $25.33

Gravers Wood Carving SK5 Steel Knife Tools Detail Chisel Craft Tools 30pcs Set
Gravers Wood Carving SK5 Steel Knife Tools Detail Chisel Craft Tools 30pcs Set
$35.99
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $35.99

12pcs Set DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels cut for Basic Woodcut Working
12pcs Set DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels cut for Basic Woodcut Working
$10.44
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $10.44

Students Wood Carving Woodcarving Hand Woodworkers Tool Chisel Set 12PCS
Students Wood Carving Woodcarving Hand Woodworkers Tool Chisel Set 12PCS
$4.77 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 55m

6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE  TOOL
6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE TOOL
$29.90
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $29.90

6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE  TOOL
6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE TOOL
$19.90
Time Remaining: 2d 19h
Buy It Now for only: $19.90

6pcs Set DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels cut For Leather Woodcut Working
6pcs Set DIY Tools Hand Wood Carving Chisels cut For Leather Woodcut Working
$10.29
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $10.29

10 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE  TOOL
10 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE TOOL
$24.90
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $24.90

6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE  TOOL
6 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE TOOL
$19.99
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

10 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE  WHITTLING TOOLS PRECISION
10 WOOD CARVING CHISELS HARDWARE WHITTLING TOOLS PRECISION
$24.99
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99

Lot of 10 Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels For Leather  Woodcut Working DIY Tools
Lot of 10 Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels For Leather Woodcut Working DIY Tools
$12.80
Time Remaining: 2d 21h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $12.80

Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working HOT 12pcs
Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working HOT 12pcs
$14.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99

Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working HOT 10pcs
Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools For Lathe Woodcut Working HOT 10pcs
$16.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $16.99

Woodworking Chisels Set Chisel Sharp Hand Tool Tools Carving Carve
Woodworking Chisels Set Chisel Sharp Hand Tool Tools Carving Carve
$49.99
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $49.99

Chisel Set 4 Piece Wood Sharp Carving Carve Work Hand Tools Tool
Chisel Set 4 Piece Wood Sharp Carving Carve Work Hand Tools Tool
$56.98
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 38m
Buy It Now for only: $56.98

Wood Carving 6pcs Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools Lathe WoodcuT
Wood Carving 6pcs Set Hand Wood Carving Chisels Knife DIY Tools Lathe WoodcuT
$26.00
Time Remaining: 3d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $26.00

12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry Kit
12pcs Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry Kit
$89.00
Time Remaining: 3d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $89.00

12pcs BOX Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
12pcs BOX Chisel Woodcraft Sculpture Wood Carving Woodworking Craft Carpentry
$89.00
Time Remaining: 3d 24m
Buy It Now for only: $89.00

Wood Carving Knives Chisels Tools Blades Set Kit Sculpt Steel 6 pc steel blades
Wood Carving Knives Chisels Tools Blades Set Kit Sculpt Steel 6 pc steel blades
$2.56
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $2.56

12pc Wood Carving Chisel Tool Set 8 inch w wood handle
12pc Wood Carving Chisel Tool Set 8 inch w wood handle
$28.99
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $28.99

6 pc WOOD CARVING KNIFE CHISEL SET w LARGE BALL HANDLES
6 pc WOOD CARVING KNIFE CHISEL SET w LARGE BALL HANDLES
$12.99
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

Wood Carving Chisels 12 Piece Set 8 Professional Knives Craft Sculpting Hobby
Wood Carving Chisels 12 Piece Set 8 Professional Knives Craft Sculpting Hobby
$528.95
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $528.95