How to Whittle a Gnome: Step By Step Guide With Pictures


This fun and easy gnome whittling project is perfect for beginners and takes very little time to make.

Here is what you will need to make the dog:

  • Sharp whittling knife
  • 3″ x 1″ x 1″ block of wood
  • Pencil
  • Leather strop

You can using a larger block of wood if you want to, but it will take longer to whittle.

Before starting, make sure your whittling knife is nice and sharp. It is always a good idea to hone your knife with your leather strop before starting to whittle. If you feel like your knife is starting to dull out while whittling, strop each side 10 to 20 times and continue.

Downloadable Template

Video Guide

Brian Carver

A long time carving enthusiast that enjoys carving wood and stone. The main person behind the Carving is Fun website and YouTube channel. Always has way to many carving tools and is willing to try new and exciting carving projects!

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