Articles by: BobD

Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Italian sculptor Nino Orlandi reveals the hidden magic in carved books By Kathleen Ryan Nino Orlandi cannot say for certain if it was his love of books or his passion for woodcarving that inspired his series of wooden book sculptures. Either way, this self-taught artist combined talent and imagination to […]

by November 2, 2016 Features
Come See Us at Artistry in Wood!

Come See Us at Artistry in Wood!

The staff of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine is packing bags and planning routes as we prepare for the event known in the carving world as “The Dayton Show.” Wait, you’re thinking — isn’t it a bit early for that? But no. Artistry in Wood, which is sponsored by the Dayton (Ohio) […]

by August 30, 2016 News
Dremel Micro

Dremel Micro

Dremel’s new Micro combines a powerful 8-volt lithium-ion battery that you can vary between 5,000 and 28,000 rpm. New with this tool is a built-in LED light at the tip to illuminate the exact area you are working on. Off the bat, I found the tool comfortable to hold and […]

by August 30, 2016 Product Reviews
Local Clubs Teach Woodworking

Local Clubs Teach Woodworking

We owe special thanks to the many members of local clubs who volunteered at Fox Chapel’s Open House and Woodworking Show and introduced visitors of all ages to carving, turning, and scroll sawing. Additional volunteers taught woodburning, soap carving, finger knitting, and coloring. Thanks, too, to the sponsors whose support […]

by July 22, 2016 News, Open House
VOTE NOW: Chip and Tramp Art Carving 2016 People’s Choice Awards

VOTE NOW: Chip and Tramp Art Carving 2016 People’s Choice Awards

Vote now for the 2016 Woodcarving Illustrated People’s Choice Awards. Here are the finalists for the Chip Carving and Tramp Art Carving sponsored by Flexcut. Voting will end on April 30, and the winners will be announced in the Fall issue of Woodcarving Illustrated  (which will be available in July). The results […]

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2016 Issue 75

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2016 Issue 75

The Summer 2016 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, 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! . In This […]

by April 13, 2016 Current Issue
Guinevere Finishing System

Guinevere Finishing System

The Guinevere Finishing System by King Arthur Tools claims to be the smallest inflatable sanding drum. What the tool lacks in size it more than makes up for in power. Any carver who sands their piece smooth, either before finishing or burning texture, needs this tool. You can even use the pneumatic […]

by March 10, 2016 Product Reviews
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 […]

by February 2, 2016 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 […]

by January 22, 2016 Features
Personalizing Your Tool Box

Personalizing Your Tool Box

Ideas to carve, paint, and decorate your toolbox By Rev. Jim Paulson You can pick any font to personalize or monogram your tool box (or any other box for that matter). I like the look of  a classic Old English font. You can easily find fonts for free online, but […]

by January 20, 2016 Patterns, Projects