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Whittling 2018: Volume 5

Whittling 2018: Volume 5

Whittling, a special issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is not a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Beginning Carvers […]

by May 24, 2018 Special Issues
Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Wow dinner guests with this intricate utensil-turned-art-piece By Marty Leenhouts This wine bottle holder will balance a bottle of wine and form an unusual and interesting centerpiece at your next dinner with guests. Add carving to it and now you’ve really got something to talk about! Carving and finishing this […]

by April 23, 2018 Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 Issue 83

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 Issue 83

The Summer 2018 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 April 23, 2018 Current Issue, News
Carving a Santa Whistle

Carving a Santa Whistle

Capture the sounds of summer all year long with this easy to carve Santa whistle By Roger Beane Whistles are easy to make—you just need a twig, a drill, and a knife. The fun and creativity come in when you start decorating your whistles. I use them to practice carving […]

by April 23, 2018 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Strop Talk: Issue Ten

Strop Talk: Issue Ten

Free projects, an easy eye technique, and new spoon tools from Woodcarving Illustrated After a tough winter, it’s finally time to relax outdoors with some fun free projects, a new tool to carve spoons on the go, finishes that will protect projects in the sun, and more!   Flowers to […]

by April 12, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Folk Arts Show and Sale Gains New Following

Folk Arts Show and Sale Gains New Following

2017 Folk Arts Festival and Carvers Show Finds New Home, Success In 2017, The Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association made a bold decision to relocate their annual event of 40 years from Tulsa, Okla., to nearby Broken Arrow. This big gamble resulted in a big success. Their new location, just blocks […]

by April 12, 2018 Club News, News, Show Reports
Product Review: Flexcut Spoon Tools

Product Review: Flexcut Spoon Tools

Three new tools ensure that spoon carvers both at home and on the go are fully equipped for their art By Mindy Kinsey This review was originally published in Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2018 (Issue 83). Flexcut has added three spoon carving tools to its extensive range of carving equipment: two Sloyd […]

by April 11, 2018 Product Reviews, Tools for Beginners
The Art of Fire with Bob Swain

The Art of Fire with Bob Swain

Create a worn, antiqued look for your carvings by finishing with flames By Curtis Badger Photography by Tom Badger This article originally appeared in Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2006 (Issue 34). Bob Swain spends days carving an intricate dragon from 10 separate pieces of white cedar. Finally, with the pieces assembled, the form […]

by April 11, 2018 Features, Techniques
Carving an Eye

Carving an Eye

Define any style of eye with four simple V-cuts By Harold Enlow Photography by Scott Kreiner   Eyes add expression and character to a carving. Many folks struggle with carving eyes, so they paint the eyes on their carvings. But this often requires the entire carving to be painted. Because […]

by April 10, 2018 Techniques, Techniques for Beginners
Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Make a mascot that’s sure to bring good luck By Floyd Rhadigan Small, strong, gentle, and quick, gnomes live in harmony with nature while also enjoying a good practical joke. They live in farmlands, forests, meadows, houses, and, like this one, gardens. These cheery folk are vegetarians, and occasionally enjoy […]