The products of toothpick carving are very small, then , it seem difficult at first sight. But it is easy, if you can sharpen a pencil by a knife.|
You need no patience, but ,need concentration at short time.
1)toothpicks: The material of carving. I use common type birchen toothpicks.
2)carving knife: I use only a pointed knife.
3)sign pen:coloring. I use pens which diameters are 0.2mm or 0.05mm or others. Pigment type ink are better than dye type ink becouse of color durability.
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4)pin vise: To hold a toothpick
Let's try to carve toothpicks, if you get ready to start.
There are all important techniques of toothpick carving in the process.
Most important technique is 'slice up' of the surface of material. The sliced piace become characteristic part of a product(ex: wing or tail of a bird, trunk of a elephant and ear of a mice).
You must see carefully the grain of wood, to slice the surface.