I'm new to carving and would like to learn more about the secrets. I've tried to carve the "Cute Little Bear" like the author on the video I bought, but it wasn't a bear but some kind of woodland creature? My point is, is there someone that can give me some pointers on how to carve and what kind of wood to use? I was told to use soft wood instead of hard wood? I have a 017 stihl that I was thinking of putting a carving bar and chain on. Is this a good saw to use? Any help would be great!