What is Whittling?
Whittling is a very old hobby. It is very cheap, and to some, relaxing. It began when people learned how to make different wooden objects using a sharp tool and is one of the oldest types of artistic creations. Whittling is very similar to woodcarving, which is essentially carving something out of wood.
Whittling requires only a knife and some wood. You use the knife to chip of small pieces of wood to cut down the wood to the desirable shape and size. There are three different main types of whittling cuts. The most basic cut is straightaway rough cutting. It is the simplest cut and the most common cut. Another cut is the pull stroke (pare cut). The final cut is the push stroke (thumb pushing).