There are many wood shaping tools depending on what project is being done. Saws, rasps and chisels are all used for wood carving and shaping.
There are few types of saws used in wood cutting. Coping saws allow small designs to be cut into the wood fairly easily. Hand saws are made for cutting larger straight cuts. Chisels are used to remove chunks of wood from the project. They are forced into the wood and pry the wood apart. Rasps are similar to files. They can shave down an area of the wood that is slightly too big. Knives can also be considered wood working tools.