Articles by: kayealba

The 2016 Fox Chapel Open House and Woodworking Show will be here before you know it!

The 3rd consecutive Fox Chapel Publishing Open House and Woodworking Show is slated for May 13th and 14th, 2016. It’s back and going to be bigger and better than ever. The show is held at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in Kinzers, PA. We’ve made improvements to the […]

by November 23, 2015 Open House
Spooky Halloween House

Spooky Halloween House

Adding scenery and a sky gives a bark house a whole new look By Bob Hershey One of my favorite things to carve is a themed bark house. Over the years I’ve created houses for Christmas, July 4th, and Thanksgiving, but my favorite houses are for Halloween. Cottonwood bark lends itself especially well to an eerie Halloween look. […]

by October 6, 2015 Fall Carving, Patterns, Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2015 Issue 72

Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2015 Issue 72

The 2015 Fall Issue of Woodcarving Illustrated is now available. This issue is packed with projects, how-tos, patterns, and more. Features: The Art of Leaf Carving Skeletal Remains Meet Döderhultarn Decrypting Thai Carving Getting a Handle on It Techniques: Learn to “Weave”Wood Straw-Stuffed Scarecrow Old World-Style Chip Carving Nuts for the […]

by August 13, 2015 Current Issue, Our Magazine
Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2015 Issue 71

Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2015 Issue 71

The 2015 Summer issue of Woodcarving Illustrated is now available. This issue is packed with projects, how-tos, patterns, and more. Features: Under the Sea The Doane Woodcarving Experience Carving Family Fun Techniques: Designing Celtic Knotwork Carving a Female Face Projects: Wild Rose Pirate Captain Caricature Carving Found Wooden Objects Carving a […]

by June 29, 2015 Current Issue
Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2015 Issue 70

Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2015 Issue 70

The 2015 Spring issue of Woodcarving Illustrated is now available. This issue is packed with projects, how-tos, patterns, and more. Features: Artistic Illusions Bon Appetit Great Gouges: The Essential Tool Kit Miniature Masterpieces Patterns: Power-Carved Pirate Ship Grizzly Bear Projects: Irresistible Carved Cupcakes Small Wonders Tree Spirit Sweet Spring Rabbit […]

by March 9, 2015 Current Issue, Our Magazine
(Bark) Cottage Industry

(Bark) Cottage Industry

Rick Jensen has taught America how to carve cottages from bark By Bob Duncan It’s something of an incongruity that one of the most innovative and influential carvers in the United States uses a humble found wood as his medium. Rick Jensen has been carving cottonwood bark—literally, the thick bark of dead plains cottonwood trees, which Rick […]

by November 30, 2014 Features
Painting the Cottonwood Bark Santa

Painting the Cottonwood Bark Santa

Step-by-step instructions to paint this holiday favorite By Rick Jensen Many carvers struggle with painting. Here are more detailed instructions with step-by-step photos showing how I paint the Santa. Finishing the carving After the paint has dried, seal the piece with a few light coats of spray lacquer, allowing the […]

by November 27, 2014 Projects
Ornaments with Attitude

Ornaments with Attitude

By Bob Yancey This year, I had a lot of fun adding faces to traditional Christmas objects, like stockings and candles. I made sure to give these caricatures some attitude! With a little pen work, it’s easy to customize these pieces with names, dates, or funny sayings. Carving the Ornaments […]

by November 25, 2014 Patterns, Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 Issue 69

Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 Issue 69

The 2014 Holiday issue of Woodcarving Illustrated is now available. This issue is packed with projects, how-tos, patterns, and more. Features: (Bark) Cottage Industry Moose Antler Madness 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Techniques: Chip-Carved Barrettes Learn to Paint: Using Thinned Acrylics Projects: Cottonwood Bark Santa Claus Folk-Art Angel Ornament “Shorty” the Christmas Elf […]

by November 25, 2014 Current Issue
Low-Relief Animal Scenes

Low-Relief Animal Scenes

  Use these designs to carve gunstocks— or anything else! By Lora S. Irish Carving the stock can add personal value and beauty to a gun. No matter your skill level, Lora S. Irish’s new book, 35 Gunstock Carving Patterns, will help you embellish your gunstock and make it a family heirloom that will be […]

by August 11, 2014 Patterns