Woods for carving
A description of woods, their hardness and suitability for carving

History of Oil Finishes by Bob Flexor
An article taken from the Popular Woodworking Magazine describes the types of oil

Finishing Carvings By Richard Colbran
Reasons for a finish and the choices available

Film Finishes By Richard Colbran
Varnishes, Sand sealer, Water-based Acrylic,Shellac. etc

Oil Finishes By Richard Colbran
A comparison of Linseed oil, Tung oil, and Edible oils

Staining and Finishing Wood-Carvings
Hints and Tips by Richard Colbran

Therapeutic Benefits Of Wood Carving 

By Jenny Rudell   The Spoon Crank