Articles by: BobD

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
Club News: New Location & Date for 2016 Dayton Carvers’ Artistry in Wood

Club News: New Location & Date for 2016 Dayton Carvers’ Artistry in Wood

“We are moving the 2016 Dayton Artistry in Wood Show to the Roberts Centre, near Wilmington, Ohio,” announced the show’s co-chairmen, Don Worley and Ken Bedel, in early January. The move is in response to a change in ownership of the Dayton Airport Expo Center, the longtime home of the show. Effective […]

by January 15, 2016 News
Photo Tips: New Year’s Resolutions

Photo Tips: New Year’s Resolutions

(No Willpower Needed) By Jon Deck I am constantly sought out to evaluate images that are sent to us by contributors. And the first thing I look for is the resolution of the photo. Many times we receive images that are far too low in resolution to meet the quality […]

by January 15, 2016 Techniques
Book Corner: Cover Shoot for 20-Minute Whittling Projects

Book Corner: Cover Shoot for 20-Minute Whittling Projects

By Carly Glasmyre Haas With almost every book published at Fox Chapel Publishing, the editorial and design teams get to dream up and photograph a cover. Mindy Kinsey and I had a lot of fun shooting the cover for Tom Hindes’s new book 20-Minute Whittling Projects. After brainstorming with our […]

by January 15, 2016 Features