Articles by: admin

Critters of All Kinds

Critters of All Kinds

Use the same basic blank and pattern to create many different animals By Sandy Smith   It all started with a Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) seminar. I designed a cocker spaniel that could be carved from a small blank. It was a popular project, so I expanded my repertoire, […]

by January 20, 2016 Features
Puffin Pattern

Puffin Pattern

                  Pattern by Gordon and Marsha Stiller Three species are referred to as the puffin; two live in the northern Pacific Ocean and one lives in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Puffins have predominately black and white plumage, a stocky build, and large […]

by November 27, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Cowboy Hat Ornament

Cowboy Hat Ornament

Power-carve a perfect hat ornament in a few hours By Keoma McCaffrey This cowboy hat ornament will look great on your Christmas tree. Download the step-by-step article and and pattern below.   Materials: • Pine, 23/4″ x 21/2″ x 11/2″ (70mm x 64mm x 38mm) • Sanding sponge: medium/fine grit […]

by November 27, 2015 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Chip-Carved Tea Box

Chip-Carved Tea Box

A unique way to store and serve a common beverage By Marty Leenhouts Tea is the second most widely consumed drink around the world, after water. If you aren’t a tea drinker, you surely know someone who is. Storing several varieties of tea separately in the cupboard is messy and […]

by November 27, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Comedy Duo

Comedy Duo

Carvings pay homage to two real-life caricatures By Floyd Rhadigan Even as carvings, funny men Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other! And I hear their signature tune, “The Dance of the Cuckoos,” in my head every time I carve them. These carving […]

by November 23, 2015 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Scarecrow

Carving a Scarecrow

New technique creates unique straw texture By Jim Hiser You can’t really call something a scarecrow if it’s not stuffed with straw. For years, I struggled to find a way to create the look of straw texture in wood. I finally found a way to create a straw-like texture that […]

by August 12, 2015 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects

WcI72 Bonus Photos – The Art of Leaf Carving

By Kathleen Ryan For centuries, Asian culture has recognized paper cutting (kirigami) as an art form. Cutting and engraving plant leaves have recently emerged as an offshoot of that ancient craft. Although the terms are often interchanged, the methods for accomplishing leaf carving and leaf engraving are distinctly different. Leaf […]

by August 11, 2015 Features

WCI 72 Bonus Photos – Skeletal Remains

By Kathleen Ryan Maskull Lasserre transforms flea-market finds into eerie works of art by carving internal bones and muscle structure that were never there before. “My work really begins where the rest of the world ends. I like to start with a material that has some history,” said Maskull. After […]

by August 11, 2015 Features

Be Part of the Team

Your feedback helps us make the magazine you want to read. Take a 10-question survey to tell us what you like to carve, the types of tools you use, and the kinds of articles you like to see. We’ll use your ideas to shape future issues! The survey will be […]

by August 11, 2015 News
Carving Caricature Native Americans

Carving Caricature Native Americans

Mix and match elements from different carvings to create a new look By Don Dearolf In Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2015 (Issue 72) we shared an article by the late Don Dearolf on carving caricature Native Americans. Below are bonus patterns for two more projects. After I find a general pattern for […]

by August 11, 2015 Patterns & Projects