carve into

carve something into something

 
1. and carve something in to cut letters or symbols into something. He carved his initials into a tree. He carved in the letters one by one.
2. to create a carved object by sculpturing raw material. Ken carved the apple into a tiny snowman.
See also: carve
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Much of his work relies on intricate repetitive designs of the kind that are relatively easy to create in a computer but which would take years for a human to carve into wood without making mistakes.
If possible, practice carving on a scrap candle to get the feel of the woodworking knife, because once you carve into the candle, you can t erase the mark.