Carve from - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
carve something from something
to shape by cutting something off or out of something with a knife. Can you carve an elephant from a bar of soap?
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So the Aesir set a competition, and Baldr took to Dragvandil a mountain and told him to sculpt with it, while Freyia took to Laeti a great elm tree and told him to carve from
It's entirely possible to learn to carve from
a book but it's sure nice to have an experienced carver actually show you how.