Articles by: BobD

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 eNews: Strop Talk, 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 eNews: Strop Talk, Techniques
Chainsaw Carving Big Oley

Chainsaw Carving Big Oley

Artist transforms white pine log into Paul Bunyon’s camp cook It all began several years ago….The place: the Steam Engine Village at the UP State Fairgrounds in Escanaba Michigan. This village reproduces the look and feel of a turn-of-the-century settlement, with a blacksmith, cook shack, ice cream shop, general store, […]

by June 14, 2017 eNews: Strop Talk, Features
Still Carving at 100

Still Carving at 100

Canadian centenarian started carving in the 1970s and co-founded a carving club By Kathleen Ryan Living to be one hundred years old is quite an accomplishment by anyone’s standards. To still be doing what you love—namely carving–at that age, is nothing short of extraordinary. Just ask Canadian woodcarver Jack Motyer. […]

by June 14, 2017 eNews: Strop Talk, Features
OrbiCut Review

OrbiCut Review

A rotary carving bit designed to be used on an ordinary drill By Bob Duncan With the OrbiCut, you don’t need a high speed rotary tool. It’s designed to be used in an electric (corded) drill. Check out the video below to see it in action. The smaller OrbiCut is […]

by June 2, 2017 News
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2017 Issue 79

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2017 Issue 79

The Spring 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! In This Issue:   […]

by May 11, 2017 Current Issue

Woodcarving shop fire ignited by spontaneous combustion

Our thoughts are definitely with the owners of Andy Lakes Woodworks in Glyndon, Minn., after three log sheds and a shop building burned down Saturday (May 6, 2017). Officials say the fire started when finishing chemicals spontaneously combusted. For more information, visit http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2017/may/07/fire-destroys-glyndon-woodcarving-business/. This is really a wakeup call for carvers. […]

by May 10, 2017 News
Comfortable Carving

Comfortable Carving

Simple changes and stretches make it comfortable to carve for long periods of time By Don Swartz When you are carving, do your arms and shoulders get tired? Do you feel pain in your neck, back, or extremities? Most carvers feel fatigue during or after a carving session. Here are […]

by May 3, 2017 News, Techniques
Choosing a Whittling Knife

Choosing a Whittling Knife

What to look for when selecting a folding knife By Bob Duncan One of the neat things about whittling is that you can do it anywhere. This means your knife should be portable, and nothing beats the convenience of safely slipping a folded knife into your pocket. Many manufacturers create folding knives […]

by May 3, 2017 Product Reviews
Fan-Tailed Hummingbird

Fan-Tailed Hummingbird

Learn the secrets that unlock this striking technique By Rick Wiebe   I learned the basic process of making wooden fan birds from books and magazine articles, and then developed my unique style and process by lots of trial, error, and practice. It does take practice to get good at […]

by May 3, 2017 Patterns, Projects