The word swing carving comes from the fact that the carver is using a tool to make an intricate pattern of carvings that are meant to mimic the swing of a golf club. The carver will be making these designs on the wood he is working with, or he may use a tool that can replicate the movement of a golf club. He may also be using a hammer to chip away at the wood in order to create a unique pattern of swirls, spirals, and loops that mimic the motion of a golf club when the shaft is swung. A person who has had experience carving this type of wood will know that it can be very difficult to carve with one tool and the same applies to swing carving. There are a few things that you can do that will help you become a better swing carver.
The first thing to remember when learning swing carving is that the longer the swing, the more time the carving will take. The best way to speed up the process is to learn the basics and apply what you have learned. When you are beginning to learn swing carving you should start by using a smaller sized chisel. Small chisels are easy to sharpen with sandpaper but if you want to make small swirls then you should use a larger chisel. If you are a beginner at swing carving you should start with using a medium-sized chisel.
Once you have mastered the process, you need to have a supply of the correct tools and materials. You will need a wide variety of things like sandpaper, chisel, drill bits, and sandpaper accessories. You will also need to make sure that you have a hammer, a jigsaw, and a router. These are the most basic tools to get started with. Other items like a hand saw, and paintbrushes can come in useful as well. You will also need to have some practice and patience because swing carving can be quite difficult if you do not know what you are doing.