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Duck Tonight

Duck Tonight

Facial expressions and body language let you tell a story with this carving by Arnold Smith   Most of my carvings begin with a story in my head. “This hunter, who happens to be a really poor shot, finally killed himself a duck and was really excited about it. He […]

by August 11, 2017 Patterns
The Spiral Spoon

The Spiral Spoon

Visiting a wonderful world of wooden spoons By Alma Winberry A few years ago, I attended the West Glacier Carving Rendezvous in Montana. One afternoon, my friend Faye Spiller and I decided to take an afternoon drive. As we were taking in the sights, Faye asked me, “Have you ever been […]

by July 27, 2017 Features
Distinctively Different Decoys

Distinctively Different Decoys

Chris Boone uses natural bark, knots, and lichen to accent his carved decoys By Kathleen Ryan Photos by Stephen Paul Thompson North Carolina artist Chris Boone has carved out a name for himself by turning a hunter’s tool into beautiful works of art. He makes distinctive handcarved decoy ducks and […]

by July 27, 2017 Features
The Right Wood for Walking Sticks

The Right Wood for Walking Sticks

Tips for choosing the best branch to carve into a beautiful, personal walking stick from Hand Carving Your Own Walking Stick by David Stehly   If you just need help hiking up a tough hill, pretty much any reasonably sturdy branch in woods will do the job. But if you […]

by July 27, 2017 Materials for Beginners, Techniques
Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2017 Issue 80

Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2017 Issue 80

The Fall 2017 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! . . . […]

by July 27, 2017 Current Issue
Sea Shell Paperweight

Sea Shell Paperweight

Simple relief seashell is a perfect project for summer By Cindy Joslyn This simple shell is a great way to commemorate a beach vacation. I use mine as a paperweight, and I include instructions for weighting it, but you could also carve the shell into a box top or even a mantle. […]

by July 6, 2017 Projects
Quick & Cute Carving Projects

Quick & Cute Carving Projects

Patterns for 46 Projects to Carve in One Day By Lori Dickie Even complete beginners can carve delightful wooden characters with this book. Caricature carver Lori Dickie shows you how to get great results fast with just a blank basswood egg and her friendly step-by-step instructions. The premade blanks allow […]

by July 5, 2017 News
Q&A: Do I Need a Sharpening Appliance?

Q&A: Do I Need a Sharpening Appliance?

Q: I saw these new sharpening appliances on a website. Do I need something like this to sharpen my carving tools? A:  No. Sharpening appliances like this are designed for single-edge chisels and plane irons. You could sharpen knives and gouges on it, but they don’t require the absolute flatness the aluminum […]

by July 3, 2017 Shop Tips
ISOtunes PRO Noise Isolating Bluetooth Earbuds

ISOtunes PRO Noise Isolating Bluetooth Earbuds

By Bob Duncan   Protect your ears from loud tools while listening to your tunes with the ISOtunes PRO Noise Isolating Bluetooth Earbuds. These earbuds combine comfort with hearing protection and good sound quality. These innovative earbuds also include a noise-cancelling microphone that eliminates steady state noise, such as a […]

by June 14, 2017 Product Reviews
Carving an Ear

Carving an Ear

Essential techniques to carve this distinctive facial feature By Harold Enlow   Aside from a few specific design choices, everyone has ears, and each person’s ear is as unique as his or her footprint. That means as long as you get the major components and the ears somewhat resemble each […]

by June 14, 2017 Techniques