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Finding and Marking Centerlines

Finding and Marking Centerlines

From Doug Storment, San Antonio, Tex. Most carvers struggle to sketch an accurate centerline on an irregularly shaped band-saw cutout. I use a laser level—the type used to establish straight lines on walls. Mark the center in a few spots on the carving and aim the laser level so it […]

by April 29, 2011 Techniques

Charity Quilt to Benefit Japan Relief

Members of three of Fox Chapel Publishing’s message boards, Woodcarving Illustrated, PyrographyOnline, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, are joining together as a group to create charity quilts. Members are burning, carving, or scrolling designs onto 4″ x 4″ squares that will be joined together to create a beautiful and eclectic quilt. […]

by March 17, 2011 Features

Pyrography Special Issue – Now Available

The new Pyrography Special Issue is now available for $9.95 from Fox Chapel Publishing. The magazine hit newstands (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Chapters) in late November 2010. Be sure to scroll down and view the table of contents in the FREE PREVIEW to see how you can take your carved projects […]

by February 10, 2011 Features

Best Carving Design Contest 2011

The Entry Deadline has passed. Check back soon to vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Contest Rules: Projects must be your original design and cannot be altered versions of existing patterns by another designer. Projects can be hand or power carved and can be finished naturally or with paint. Projects […]

by January 31, 2011 Best Carving Design Contest Archive

Pinewood Derby Special Issue

Pinewood Derby-style Race Cars is the go-to guide for building a winning racer! Scroll down for a FREE preview of this special issue! Since the first car rolled down the track in 1953, Pinewood Derby’s popularity has grown into a yearly event that promotes craftsmanship, healthy competition and strengthens the […]

by January 20, 2011 Features
Keeping Tools Organized

Keeping Tools Organized

Organizing Sharp Tools Whenever you are working with sharp tools, it is important to be organized. I start by color coding my tool handles. For example, I paint a purple stripe on all of my #5 gouges. Then I woodburn my initials or a symbol (I use a sun) on […]

by November 23, 2010 Shop Tips

The Work of Chris Hammack

The holiday 2010 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes an article on Chris Hammack. Chris started out carving wood, and then explored a career in the giftware industry before returning to his roots. Influenced by great carvers such as Andy Anderson, Harold Enlow, and Claude Bolton, Chris knew early on that […]

by November 9, 2010 Features

Autographed Copy of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons

Want to win an autographed copy of Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons by David Western? Just follow the link to enter.  Hurry, the contest ends November 30, 2010. Bruce B. from Mt. Vernon, IN won this contest. Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons Understanding, Designing, and Carving Romantic Heirlooms By David Western Learn […]

by October 25, 2010 Features

WCI Issue #52 eNews

Have You Seen Woodcarving Illustrated Issue #52 (wci52)? If Not, Here’s a Sample of What You are Missing! Tom Wolfe is Chosen as the 2010 Woodcarver of the Year! As one of the most prolific authors of woodcarving books in the United States, Tom’s instructional texts have influenced thousands of […]

by September 20, 2010 Features
Inexpensive Tool Rack

Inexpensive Tool Rack

Tool Rack It’s easy to make a rack for carving tools out of 1″-diameter PVC pipe. First, choose the length to make the rack. Take into account the size of your work space and avoid making the length longer than 24″ because the pipe can sag. Drill 1/2″ to 3/4″-diameter […]

by September 8, 2010 Shop Tips