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And the Votes are in for the First WCI People’s Choice Contest.

And the Votes are in for the First WCI People’s Choice Contest.

Entries were submitted. Votes were cast and tallied. And now, the results are being posted for the first Woodcarving Illustrated People’s Choice contest, Realistic Mammals (painted and unpainted). And now, the results for the Realistic Mammal (not human) PAINTED CATEGORY… the winner is….

by February 9, 2016 0 comments Best Carving Design Contest, Contests
Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

By David Western This simple design is the pattern I use with beginner carvers in my love spoon carving classes. Although it is a straightforward design, it contains several elements that will assist new carvers in learning important carving techniques. Shaping the abundant curved edges will vividly illustrate the importance Read more…

by February 9, 2016 0 comments Patterns, Projects
VOTE NOW: Deep Blue Sea 2016 People’s Choice Awards

VOTE NOW: Deep Blue Sea 2016 People’s Choice Awards

Vote now for the 2016 Woodcarving Illustrated People’s Choice Awards. Here are the finalists for the Deep Blue Sea sponsored by Chipping Away. Voting will end on February 17, 2016 and the winners will be announced in the Spring / Summer issue of Woodcarving Illustrated  (which will be available in May. The Read more…

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Contests
Middle School Carving Club Inspired by Grandmother

Middle School Carving Club Inspired by Grandmother

Long-timer carver Nancy Borson shares her passion with middle school students By Kathleen Ryan The middle school in Hermantown, Minn., provides a popular carving club for students. Now in its second semester, this successful club has generated a keen interest in carving among students, faculty and parents alike. It has Read more…

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Features

Noah’s Ark Bonus Patterns

Below are patterns and basic instructions for a number of small accessory-type carvings. While intended to go along with a Noah’s Ark carving, you can enlarge or reduce them for use with almost any carving.    

by January 21, 2016 0 comments Current Issue, Patterns, Projects, Uncategorized
Turning Cutoffs into Projects

Turning Cutoffs into Projects

Instead of tossing large pieces of scrap, let your imagination loose and turn these unusual blanks into functional door stops By Barbara Milliken When I made a Wolf’s Head Stapler Cover (see Woodcarving Illustrated Winter/Spring 2016), I bought a 4″ by 4″ by 8″ piece of wood. After I cut the Read more…

by January 21, 2016 0 comments Projects