Wood Carving Roughouts for beginning wood carvers. In this post we discuss what is a roughout and websites that you can purchase roughouts of Caricature Cowboys, Santas, Bears, Birds and Beginning Woodcarving. Pete LeClair. Pete, author of three books, Carving Caricature Heads & Faces, Carving Caricature Figures from Scratch and Carving Caricature Busts, is a retired Operating Engineer, living in Gardner, Massachusetts. He began carving caricatures in 1973. In 1978 he started teaching carving in the adult education system in the city of Fitchburg, MA.