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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
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
Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Transform a basswood egg into a simple tree just in time for Christmas By Lori Dickie   You should be able to carve this fun, cute, and quick Christmas tree almost as fast as you drew the pattern onto the turned Santa egg. Carving the Tree While carving it from […]

by December 12, 2017 Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
All About Clamps & Vises

All About Clamps & Vises

Essential hardware to aid your carving by Roger Schroeder There are probably as many clamping methods as there are carvers because every carver holds his or her own carving differently. But most have very similar roots—and are based on a few simple ideas. Holding Unless you are planning to hold […]

by December 8, 2017 Shop Tips
Carver’s Lapboard

Carver’s Lapboard

No room in the house is off limits with this portable carving station made from scrap. by Charles Brown This article was first published in issue 34 of Woodcarving Illustrated. The dimensions of the lapboard depend on a couple factors; I made mine to fit comfortably in my easy chair. Your […]

by December 6, 2017 Shop Tips
Shop-Made Rotary Carving Vise

Shop-Made Rotary Carving Vise

Create this clever, hold-anything vise for less than $30 by Mike Burton This article was first published in issue 34 of Woodcarving Illustrated. When doing any type of full-form sculpture, holding the work can pose a challenge. To meet this need, I’ve developed a rotating vise that will meet many holding […]

by December 4, 2017 Shop Tips
Shop-Made Holding Devices

Shop-Made Holding Devices

Inexpensive methods for holding irregularly shaped carvings by Roger Schroeder This article was first published in issue 35 of Woodcarving Illustrated. Carvers tend to be innovative—and with the odd shapes that carvings can take on, many commercial holding devices just won’t work. That is why carvers design, or adapt, their own […]

by December 1, 2017 Shop Tips