Vanishing Trades: The Last Woodcarver

  • Published 2 years ago
  • 10

Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool in one hand or a chisel by two hands or white one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine.

This documentary takes a look at the vanishing trade of Dong Yang woodcarving in Singapore. Featuring one of the oldest woodcarvers in Singapore, the documentary talks about the rich history of the craft, struggles of keeping the trade alive, and what the future holds.

There are different types of woods you can use for wood carving, including aspen (inexpensive), butternut (great for beginners), and walnut.

Methods and styles can vary, and they go from chip carving, relief carving, and the Scandinavian flat-plane.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

New

Queen Elizabeth II is the UK’s longest reigning monarch. She is also the longest reigning monarch in modern history.Elizabeth broke the record held for more than 100 years by her...

  • 52
  • 2 days ago
  • Not Rated

Gothic fiction, or Gothic literature, is a genre of literature and film that covers horror, death, and at times, romance.Some of the notable elements of gothic literature include s...

  • 126
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

Born as Harris Glenn Milstead in October 1945, Divine was an American actor, singer, and drag queen. He is closely associated with the independent filmmaker John Waters.As a charac...

  • 147
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated

You might consider yourself an honest person. But statistically speaking, you are not. According to statistics, the average person lies a minimum of once to twice per day.Some of t...

  • 178
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,582 Videos / 15,969,117 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The University of Bologna is different than many other universities in many ways. One is the foundation. Unlike other un...
  • 463
  • 1 month ago
The most common dance is the intertribal, where a Drum will sing a song and anyone who wants to can come and dance. The ...
  • 974
  • 7 months ago
The Tudors royal family ruled England from 1485 to 1603. They were a Welsh-English family overseeing one of the most exc...
  • 1,152
  • 8 months ago
The dolls outnumber the people in Nagoro by 10 to 1. The dolls resemble scarecrows, and they ca be found anywhere in the...
  • 1,056
  • 9 months ago