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Strop Talk

  As you know, stropping keeps your knife sharp between cuts. This quarterly e-newsletter is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Woodcarving Illustrated. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading it as much […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Strop Talk
Woodcarver of the Year

Woodcarver of the Year

And the award goes to… …the woodcarver whose quality of work shows a devotion to excellence …who possesses a generosity of spirit in teaching others to pass the craft along …who leverages their skills in carving and teaching even further through their writings If you would like to nominate a […]

by October 14, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Floyd Rhadigan Named WCI Woodcarver of the Year

Floyd Rhadigan Named WCI Woodcarver of the Year

Normally, folks find out they’ve been named Woodcarving Illustrated’s Woodcarver of the year when I call them up, congratulate them, and then set up a time to call them back for an extensive interview. This year was a little different. Since our 2016 Woodcarver of the Year was teaching at […]

by November 15, 2016 News, Videos
The Votes are in for the Fourth People’s Choice Contest 2016

The Votes are in for the Fourth People’s Choice Contest 2016

Meet the winners of the final 2016 People’s Choice Contest Congratulations to the winners of the fourth 2016 People’s Choice Contest! The fourth category, announced last spring, was Ornaments: Painted and Unpainted. The entries we received all showed joy for the holiday season. We’ll be talking to some of these […]

by November 2, 2016 Contests
Carving a Chickadee Ornament

Carving a Chickadee Ornament

This winter bird dresses up your holiday tree By Jim Willis Although geese and partridges are probably the birds most associated with Christmas, you can really add any bird you want to this simple wreath ornament. I like chickadees, so I added one to this wreath. But, it doesn’t take […]

by November 2, 2016 News, Patterns
Carving a Snowman Ornament

Carving a Snowman Ornament

This jolly snowman won’t melt after the holidays By Jim Willis We’ve all heard the song “Frosty the Snowman” about a “jolly, happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.” I haven’t carved many snowmen, but the song inspired me to […]

by November 2, 2016 Patterns
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2016 Issue 77

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2016 Issue 77

The Winter 2016 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques.  This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! In This Issue:   […]

by November 2, 2016 Current Issue, News
Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Italian sculptor Nino Orlandi reveals the hidden magic in carved books By Kathleen Ryan Nino Orlandi cannot say for certain if it was his love of books or his passion for woodcarving that inspired his series of wooden book sculptures. Either way, this self-taught artist combined talent and imagination to […]

by November 2, 2016 Features
Strop Talk – Issue Four

Strop Talk – Issue Four

  Welcome to the fourth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Strop Talk
Strop Talk – Issue Three

Strop Talk – Issue Three

  Welcome to the third issue of Strop Talk! We had a great time at our Open House event, held here in Lancaster, Pa., in May. Check out photos of the teachers, exhibitors, clubs, and more at www.wood-show.com. Plus, look for the newsletter link to be sure you get info about […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Strop Talk
Strop Talk – Issue Two

Strop Talk – Issue Two

  Welcome to the second issue of Strop Talk! As you know, stropping keeps your knife sharp between cuts. This quarterly e-newsletter is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Woodcarving Illustrated. But did you know there is another way you can stay in touch with us? […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Strop Talk