I like to carve western red cedar (Thuja plicata) and yellow cedar (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis), both local woods. Some birch (Betula papyrifera).
I like to use the crooked knives and adzes like those here in the Pacific Northwest native carving community. I build most of my tools.
I am retired. I live in a little mountain village in the west side of the Rocky Mountains. I grow grapes in the summers.