Raw to Radiant: Color & Finishing Technique Video (includes 3D CNC model)

(5 customer reviews)


Online Streaming Video Includes “All is Well” CNC model.

It’s time to pass the torch. Presenting Raymond Kinman’s deep-dive master class on color and finishing techniques. This online instructional video has something for everyone – CNC woodcarvers, traditional woodcarvers, other artisans, and hobbyists.

All of Ray Kinman’s secret color and finishing weapons are revealed!

After purchase, you can watch your video here.
High speed internet access required.


The Human Touch

Follow along with Raymond as he reveals his tried-and-true color and finishing techniques, which have made his woodcarvings the favorite of millions of people at Disney theme parks worldwide.

Tale as Old as Time carved wood sign cropped.
Raymond’s systematic, patient teaching style will guide you into a whole new world of working with color. He takes the mystery out of color theory, application methods, staining and sealing. You will be amazed at what comes out of your hands!

Includes 3D CNC model

carving process.

This is the Real Deal

This is NOT a 10-minute YouTube video. It’s nearly 3 HOURS of step-by-step detailed instruction. This is a deep dive, all the way in.

This online instructional video comes with an “All is Well” 3D CNC model included. Perfect for CNC woodcarvers.

These techniques are not only for CNC carvers. Traditional woodcarvers can use these techniques as well.

The original “All is Well” carving, pictured here, was hand carved, then 3D laser scanned to produce an .STL model for reproduction on CNC carving machines.

If you choose to carve this CNC model (or have others carve it for you), you will be able to work right along with Raymond.

These techniques are not only for CNC carvers. Traditional woodcarvers can use these techniques as well.

However, the All is Well CNC carving is completely optional.

If you choose to carve the All is Well sign, your end result will be a masterful piece of art.

Important note:

Purchaser is granted a Limited License Agreement in the Terms and Conditions for the All is Well 3D CNC model. The license is for personal use of the subscriber only. Distribution, commercial or otherwise, is unauthorized.

What You Will Receive:

  • Unlimited lifetime access to the video online (high speed internet connection required).
  • An “All is Well” 3D laser scan model for CNC reproduction (use is optional; this video is a complete tutorial and can be used with or without the 3D model)

woodcarving video shown on laptop. video or Ray Kinman showing how to carve and paint screen showing the video editing ray kinman woodcarving video shown on laptop. What You Will Learn:

  • Paint choices
  • Paint brush suggestions (type and size)
  • Color choices
  • Raymond’s “Butter” color formula
  • Hand painting techniques
  • Dry brush techniques
  • Wet blend techniques
  •  Muted tint techniques
  • Solid color methods
  • Medium tones, highlights, and shadows
  • Background shadowing
  • Air brush techniques
  • Sanding and staining
  •  The best type of stain and sealer for exteriors
  • Safety precautions
  • Ray’s favorite “hippie beanie”

Note: The following is to be formatted as a graphic, just as it is in my previous video.

Materials and Tools used in this video:

  • Airbrush Pasche H brush (or similar), or Krylon spray paint (or similar brand that does not dissolve when used with oil-based sealers), Gloss Leather Brown
  • Acrylic liquid airbrush paint, dark brown (with a tiny bit of black to darken it)
  • Orbital palm sander with 220 grit sandpaper (you can sand by hand if you prefer)
  • Jelutong wood (or other wood of preference). Final size after carving: 11-1/4” x 16-1/2” x 3/4”
  • Plenty of coffee as desired (or needed)
  • Hippie Beanie (strongly recommended) or tie-dye shirt
  • Nitrile gloves for chemical protection
  • Microfiber rags for wiping (lint free)
  • Paper plates
  • Paint brushes: Princeton Heritage 1/4” stroke flat brush (3 of them), Princeton Heritage round #3 (or similar)

Liquitex Basics artist acrylic paints (or similar):

  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Brilliant Purple
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Umber
  • Bright Aqua Green

Latex Exterior High Gloss Enamel Paint (any major brand):

  • Raymond’s “Butter” color (formula contained in video content)
  • Rust-Oleum Ultra Cover gloss, Hunter Green (or similar)

Liquitex Professional Acrylic Paints

  • Yellow Orange Azo
  • Cadmium Free Orange

Testor Craft Paint “Sunshine” (or similar)

Stain and Sealers

  • Modern Masters Masterclear Supreme matte finish clear coat exterior
  • Penofin Verde Stain and Deck Sealer, Redwood color

“All Is Well” 3D CNC Model

  • Tools paths and other CNC fabrication specifications are not included. Use as is, sorry but NO TECH SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE.


You must agree to the limited License Agreement.

© 2023 Raymond Kinman and WoodcarverGuru, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized reproduction or distribution of this video or any portion of it without prior written consent.



5 reviews for Raw to Radiant: Color & Finishing Technique Video (includes 3D CNC model)

  1. David Knight (verified owner)

    Absolutely fantastic. I’ve been wanting to learn how to up my game on finishing and hand paint carvings. This takes a lot of the guesswork out the learning process. Invest in yourself and buy it right now. You’ll be glad you did.

  2. Eric Cauble (verified owner)

    5 stars all the way! This is an excellent video to take my wood carving to the next level! I have carved with the first video, been to a live class and now this video! I am very pleased with how this turned out and the amount of information given. I will be able to go back and reference this video as I continue to carve and then add color to my creations! Thank you Raymond for this excellent video!

  3. Dan Sheko (verified owner)

    It’s not often one has a chance to
    learn from a true master, This is such an opportunity to capture years of experience from one of the best wood carver / artists of our time. Terrific video! Raymond does a great job slowly covering techniques in detail and sharing thoughts on various products and processes that are so helpful. I’m currently working on a detailed carving and I was able to incorporate a number of useful techniques just today after watching. I will go back to the video many times in the future. Well worth the investment as you can skip the trail and error and learn from the best.

  4. Jeff Calloway (verified owner)

    This video from Ray is just what I needed to take my carvings to the next level. My paint has been one dimensional and I look at Ray’s pieces and wondered over and over, “how does he do that?” Now I know. Looking forward to using these techniques on the piece sitting on my bench. Thanks Ray!

  5. rwtriplett (verified owner)

    High quality and superb video with great value for what you learn. Ray shares 50+ years worth of detailed experience he learned through hard work, trial and error. The fine details are what makes Ray’s creations stand out. He shares those details in this video. I plan to use what I learned on many projects. I’ve taken classes with great artists, woodworkers and carvers who created awesome work, but didn’t teach well. That is not the case here. Ray is great. The video format is also very helpful because it can be referenced over and over as opposed to attending a class in person. Although I’d love to attend one of his classes. This is the next best thing.

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