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2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Junior Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Junior Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: Lipizzaner doing a Courbette By Carolyn Doerr, Eagle River, Wis. Twelve-year-old Carolyn Doerr earned the people’s choice award in the Junior Category. Carolyn designed the pattern herself. “John Modjewski cut the blank out from my original pattern,” Carolyn explained. The piece, which is about 8″ tall, was carved […]

by December 8, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Chip Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: Chip Carved Guitar By William Mackay, Waukesha, Wis. William Mackay’s son wanted to build his own electric guitar and he asked William to decorate it for him. William carved the design into the basswood guitar kit. One mistake could have ruined the entire kit. “I have been chip […]

by December 6, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Carving Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Realistic Carving Division Winners

People’s Choice: She Wolf and Cub By Tim Desrochers, Winnipeg, Man., Canada Tim Desrochers carved this wolf sculpture from a cottonwood log. “I look at a piece of wood and it speaks to me,” Tim said. “I see the carving within the wood. I admire the wolves’ strength and power, […]

by December 2, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive
2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Caricature Division Winners

2010 Best Carving Design Contest: Caricature Division Winners

People’s Choice: Pirate Ship By Dan Slater, Las Vegas, Nev. Dan Slater created this pirate scene based on the idea of Blackbeard’s nephew. “All of the really good pirates have already been carved,” Dan said. “So I carved Blackbeard’s idiot nephew.” Dan carved the hull of the boat, the water, […]

by November 26, 2010 Best Carving Design Contest Archive

Lee Valley Painters’ Pyramids

Lee Valley’s new painters’ pyramids help elevate pieces for easy and fast finishing. The individual pyramids allow you to use as many–or as few–as you need. The pyramid shape gives you a solid base and the rounded point protects the wood and the finish. The painters’ pyramids cost $5.95 for […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

PL FIX 2-Part Wood Repair Kit

Henkel Consumer Adhesives Inc. has created a new polyurethane-based wood repair and filler. The resin and hardener are mixed together to create a light tan epoxy. The wood filler is thin enough to fit into small gaps and cracks, but thick enough that you can mold it. Unlike some other […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Flexcut SK120 Scraper Set

Specifically designed for carvers, these tools make it easy to smooth rough surfaces Flexcut has designed a new set of scrapers especially for carvers. Scrapers are a popular finishing tool for woodworkers. The adaptations on these tools allow carvers to enjoy the same benefits. The tools fit into Flexcut’s popular […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Guinevere Sanding System

The Guinevere Sanding 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. Many carvers use sanding drums to shape and sand their work. Because you control the inflation of the drums, you […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Garrett Wade Patternmaker’s Vise

Premium tool retailer Garrett Wade has redesigned the classic patternmaker’s vise for today’s carvers. The heavy vise, weighing 32 pounds, can be mounted on any work surface up to 6″ thick. The primary advantage of the vise is that it can securely clamp irregularly shaped items. The vise rotates 360°, […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews

Veritas Cane and Staff Tip

Lee Valley and Veritas have teamed up to create a cane and staff tip set that allows you to switch between a heavy-duty rubber tip and a sharp metal tip. The set includes a tapered brass end cap designed to fit 1″-diameter or larger shafts. Shape your staff or cane […]

by February 14, 2010 Product Reviews