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Woodcarving Tools - the Perfect Gift

It can be difficult to find the right gifts for all the family over the festive period, and whether it is for Christmas or another religious festival, or a birthday or special occasion, some people just seem to have everything. The ToolPost ( offers a wide range of woodcarving tools that can offer a solution. Sets of beautifully made tools come in handy boxes or cases, and make the perfect gift.

It is often older people who are hardest to buy for, because they really do already have everything they could possibly need. Meanwhile, it's increasingly the case that younger people or those in full time work don't have a hobby, and would never consider buying woodcarving tools or having a go at it themselves. By giving them a gift of tools, you can introduce them to the art of woodcarving, a skill that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. As a traditional and productive pastime, carving wooden household items can become a lifetime occupation, and can while away winter nights and days off work.

Putting together a gift pack is easy, just select an appropriate set of woodcarving tools and consider adding a few select pieces of quality wood to practice with, and possibly a book or video explaining how to use the new tools. Knowing whether the person you are buying for has any past experience in woodcarving is useful, as it is easier to choose appropriate tools and tutorials. The ToolPost gift ideas page has some great ideas on how to present or choose your gift. 

When someone learns how to create great quality and long lasting ornamental or practical pieces they are able to provide hours of entertainment for others, and gain the ability not just to pass on their skills and favourite techniques, but to create unique pieces that can be lovingly finished and become gifts or even family heirlooms. Traditional hand woodcarving is one of mankind's oldest skills, and to utilise a freely available natural resource in making objects of true beauty is a wonderful skill to pass down to future generations.

Visit The ToolPost website at for inspiration and discover how to give the gift that keeps on giving.

Editor's Note: The ToolPost is represented by the digital marketing specialists and SEO provider Jumping Spider Media. Please direct all press queries to Louise Byrne. Email: or call: +44 (0)20 3070 1959 / +34 952 783 637.

1997-2010 P. Hemsley.  The information on this website is the copyright property of Peter Hemsley.  Coeur du Bois and The ToolPost are trading styles of Peter Hemsley.  Whilst reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, no liability can be accepted for errors in this information nor for contingencies arising therefrom.  If you are inexperienced in any aspect of woodworking, we would strongly counsel that you take a course of formal instruction before commencing to practice