Articles by: Mindy Kinsey

Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Website Down on Tuesday, July 26

Our website will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, July 26. We hope to have it back up and running the same day. Thanks for your patience!

by July 22, 2016 Uncategorized
Interchangeable Welcome Sign

Interchangeable Welcome Sign

In Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2014 (Issue 66), Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2014 (Issue 68), and Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 (Issue 69), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint seasonal signs. As a bonus, we’ve provided a downloadable PDF of the interchangeable welcome sign pattern.   CLICK HERE to download the Welcome Sign Pattern. CLICK HERE to view the Tulip […]

by May 25, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Snowman Sign

Carving a Snowman Sign

Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint a snowman with acrylic paints in Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 (Issue 69). In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the snowman along with the snowman pattern.   Materials: Basswood blank, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]

by May 25, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Pumpkin Sign

Carving a Pumpkin Sign

  In Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2014 (Issue 68), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint pumpkins with latex paints. In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the pumpkins and the pumpkin pattern.   Materials: Pine, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]

by May 25, 2016 Fall Carving, Patterns, Projects
The Votes are in for the Second People’s Choice Contest 2016

The Votes are in for the Second People’s Choice Contest 2016

Congratulations to the second winners in the 2016 People Choice Contest! We are trying something new this year. Instead of running one big competition, we are breaking it into ongoing mini matches. Plus, we are offering cash prizes! Special thanks to our second contest sponsors, Chipping Away. The second category, […]

A Bird in the Hand

A Bird in the Hand

By Kathleen Ryan Frank Foust would like to bring peace, joy, comfort, and the strength of his faith to the whole world. He uses his woodworking skills to get the job done, one little bird at a time. Since 1982, Frank has carved more than 1,100 wooden birds. “I call […]

by May 2, 2016 Features, Patterns
Realistic Rabbit

Realistic Rabbit

By Leah Goddard Rabbits  are undeniably cute and gentle creatures. They are quick and ever alert, which probably has something to do with their low position on the food-chain. This was made most apparent to me one day while I was sitting outside my home, and a rabbit came racing past. […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Stylish Birdhouse

Stylish Birdhouse

By Barry McKenzie With the classically shingled roof and brilliant, stylized chip carving, you might be hesitant to hang this birdhouse outdoors. But returning songbirds will reward your generosity with their cheerful presence. The birdhouse is fairly simple to construct. In fact, over 50 of them were completed by students […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Wren in the Round

Carving a Wren in the Round

By Chris Pye Carving in the round means exactly that: carving the subject completely three dimensionally. You can view the carving from any direction. In some ways, in-the-round carving is easier than relief because the perspectives and proportions will be true. Relief carving often needs distortion or perspective to allow […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

By Jim Gledhill Because of the rich Scots/Irish heritage in my Canadian community, I receive many commissions for gift items like Celtic crosses, and lovespoons. To streamline my work, I create hard patterns to use as templates. Once the basic template is created, I can easily personalize the piece or […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects