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Huckleberry Carving Knife Guide

Let's Go Outside!

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Put Safety First: 

Make sure to be cautious and carve away from your body to avoid accidents. Remember to put the carving knife back in its leather covering when done using.

Have Patience:

Remember with patience and determination, you can create beautiful works of art in no time!

Have Fun!: 

Most importantly, remember to have fun! Whittling should bring you joy and satisfaction. So grab your knife, pick up a piece of wood, and let your imagination run wild!

Fun Facts: 

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Wood carving is one of the oldest forms of art, with evidence of carved wooden objects dating back tens of thousands of years. Early humans used wood carving for practical purposes like tool making, as well as for artistic expression.

Whittling and carving connect us to nature. Working with wood allows us to appreciate the beauty of natural materials and understand how they can be transformed into something new and meaningful.

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Wooden Sword Instructions

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Step 1: Find 2 thin, long wooden sticks. 

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Step 2: Carve the top of one of the sticks in an upward motion until you get a soft, pointed edge.

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Step 3: Continue carving down the stick, then carve a small piece from the bottom to make a handle.

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Step 4: Final Step! Wrap a piece of paper or rubber band around the intersecting points of the sticks to complete your wooden sword!

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Wooden Forest Instructions

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Step 1: Find 1 thin, long wooden stick and 1 long stick with a bigger diameter (1-2 inch).

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Step 2: Start carving the top of the larger stick to eventually remove the area up until the blue dotted line. Do this by carving gradually in an upward motion, starting with the red dotted line and moving towards the blue.

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Step 3: Repeat this carving motion all the way down the stick, removing the areas indicated with blue dashed lines. 

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Step 4: (optional) Round and shape the tree by shaving thin layers to soften the edges.

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Step 5: Carve a hole or small dent on the bottom of the stick. You can do this by twisting the knife back and forth in one spot until a hole forms.

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Step 6: Take the thinner stick from Step 1 and start carving the sides to make smoother edges.

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Step 7: Final Step! To complete your tree, put the stick in the hole you formed in Step 5. 

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Step 8: Done! Repeat to make a forest of wooden trees!

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Wooden Village Instructions

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Step 1: Find wooden logs or sticks with a minimum of 2-3 inch in diameter. 
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Step 2: Take the first log and begin to carve the top at an angle.
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Step 3: Mark with a pencil or pen where you want to make your windows and door. 
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Step 4: Make prominent cuts along the lines that you drew. 
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Step 5: Final step! Carve inside the area that you drew in an upward motion. Repeat on other marked lines.
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Step 6: Done! Repeat with other size sticks/logs to create a personal village!
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