Wood Carving allows the artist more freedoms of expression than engraving. You can dig deeper into the wood to sculpt a true three dimensional image. Wood does not take as fine a line as metal can. Some carvers do not cut as deep and get a very good end result, I on the other hand cut very deep for my carvings which you would need to decide if you like.
A fallacy about carving is that you need an exceptional piece of wood. A plain piece of walnut is going to be suitable for most projects. This way the carver doesn't have to deal with fancy grains or burl getting in the way. Another nice thing about carving is that the object does not need to be refinished and you can just cut right into the existing finish and then stain the carving
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