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Toxic Woods

Toxic Woods

Most woods are safe, but a few common woods can cause some serious health problems. Print out this quick reference chart to keep yourself safe. By Charlie Self Dust masks and air cleaners are on the list of necessary tools in most shops, but research shows that some woods are […]

by January 23, 2018 Materials for Beginners, Techniques
Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Learn color theory—and make a beautiful project—with just five paints By Lora S. Irish   Overwhelmed by the paint aisle? Not sure of the difference between yellow-orange and orange-yellow? Completely confused when people talk about primary and secondary colors? This project will answer those questions by helping you create a […]

Artistry in Wood 2017

Artistry in Wood 2017

There’s something for everyone at Artistry in Wood The Dayton Carvers’ Artistry in Wood show has bounced back after a move and is reasserting its status as one of the best carving shows in America. In its second year at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, the 2017 event took place […]

by December 18, 2017 Club News, News, Show Reports
Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza 2017

Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza 2017

Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza is like three events in one They call it an Extravaganza, and it really is, reports WCI’s Advertising Director, Michele Sensenig, who attended the show in October. Klingspor’s Woodworking Extravaganza is like three events in one, with an exhibit hall full of tool vendors, a woodcarving competition […]

by December 18, 2017 News, Show Reports
WCI's Mindy Kinsey with artist Carol Leavy. Photo by Paul Wolters.

Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show 2017

For a wonderful weekend of fellowship, education, and fantastic carvings, plan a fall trip to the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers show If you live in the upper Midwest and you’re looking to spend a weekend with friendly folks and their high-quality carvings, put the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers show on your list […]

by December 15, 2017 Club News, News, Show Reports
Sauder Village Woodcarvers Show & Sale 2017

Sauder Village Woodcarvers Show & Sale 2017

Combine a carving show with a visit to a fascinating historic site at Sauder Village First, a little background. Sauder Village is the largest living history museum in Ohio. It was developed more than 30 years ago by the Sauder family, owners of the wood product company of the same […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Show Reports
Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

This year, the Conewago Carvers made a concerted effort to invite veterans and folks serving in the active military to their annual woodcarving show, which was held Oct. 28-29, 2017 at the East Berlin (Pa.) Community Center. Veterans were given free admission to the show, and the club reached out […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Show Reports
Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Clamp any carving with this solidly built and versatile bench By Bob Duncan While many carvers work in their lap or on a tabletop, some projects call for clamping. Enter the Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform. Paired with the right accessories, its all-over pattern of dog holes lets you clamp any […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Product Reviews
Cincinnati Carvers Guild 2017 Woodcarving Show

Cincinnati Carvers Guild 2017 Woodcarving Show

Attendance at the 2017 Cincinnati Carvers Guild woodcarving show jumped 20% over the previous year. The show, held at the Clarion Hotel in Cincinnati, drew 420 people and had 65 vendor and exhibit tables. According to Rick Bissonnette, the guild president and show chairman, the guild had 95 entries in […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Show Reports
Carving a Simple Santa Ornament

Carving a Simple Santa Ornament

Simple project is perfect for teaching beginners or just fun for yourself! By Bob Kozakiewicz   You’ll need just a carving knife and a small V-tool to carve this easy St. Nick project. Because it uses only a few basic straight cuts, this piece is perfect for teaching new carvers. They will […]

by December 15, 2017 Holiday Carving, Projects