To get started with wood engraving, you only need a couple of tools:

  • Block (wood or alternative)
  • Spitsticker (or tint tool)
  • Scorper
  • Sharpening stone
  • Sandbag (or alternative way to raise the block e.g. a thick catalogue)
  • Ink, roller (treothene or similar) and glass
  • Burnisher (can use the back of a spoon)