A backstory first: 

Hello, my name is David. I missed most of my woodworking classes leading up to my final exams in high school. A girl I had seen but no longer saw took offence at being asked where I was. The exams were practical. We had to make something and finish it off with a dovetail joint. It is safe to say that I do well when there is a lot of pressure. Some of the best students in that class made mistakes when it counted. 

wood carved spoons

Over the years, I have done about 2, maybe 3, practical woodworking exams. At the end of each one, the teachers would start reaching out to me. The kid that has always been a joker on the fringes had something to him. I wonder what I could have made if I had not been messing about the entire time. 

The Whittling Guide is my way of making up for those charades. If you are looking for anything wood-related, you will find it here, now or soon. It will cover all the things that I know in theory and practice. I shall also be doing a great deal of research and comparisons to come up with information I will add here. 

Above all, this site is in homage to my old man. He is the one that taught me to make beautiful things with my hands. Sharing something so special with someone I look up to impacted me in ways I cannot express. This is something that I want to share with the world. I am grateful to be able to share with our growing community online! Thank you all!