Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Katsina Carving

Katsina Carving

Harry Seurkamp recently lead the Golden Spread Woodcarvers Club of Amarillo, Texas, in a three-day workshop. Harry taught participants how to carve both traditional and modern kachina (katsina) dolls. He lead an exciting and informative class with an outstanding teaching style. The club enjoyed the fellowship and hope to learn more from Harry.

by May 22, 2017 Club News
A Lifelong Carving Challenge

A Lifelong Carving Challenge

By Kathleen Ryan Photos by Kathi Tynan Fifty years ago Bob Brightbill received a simple set of carving tools as a gift from his wife, Mary, who challenged him to carve something. So Bob bought some carving books and fashioned a wooden fish. Since then the Waitsfield, Vt., resident has […]

by May 3, 2017 Features
Strop Talk – Issue Six

Strop Talk – Issue Six

Welcome to the sixth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives sharp all […]

by April 28, 2017 News
Learning to Carve a Panda

Learning to Carve a Panda

  During a three-day class, animal carver Leah Goddard taught the Charlotte Woodcarvers Club how to carve a panda. The first day was spent carving and texturing, the next day woodburning, and the final day painting and detailing. The class was very organized and moved along at a good pace. Some […]

by April 24, 2017 Club News
All About Chisels, Gouges, and V-Tools Part 2

All About Chisels, Gouges, and V-Tools Part 2

Keeping up with the old and the new in essential carving tools By Roger Schroeder   Whittlers take note: Chisels, gouges, and V-tools are here to stay. While you may feel comfortable with just a knife in your hand, don’t think that these other edge tools can’t perform miracles.   […]

by April 20, 2017 Shop Tips
All About Chisels, Gouges, and V-Tools Part 1

All About Chisels, Gouges, and V-Tools Part 1

Despite hundreds of profiles, sizes, and shapes to choose from, they all remove wood By Roger Schroeder   To a carver, chisels, gouges, and V-tools are all chisels. While that simplifies the description, it is not accurate. The cutting edge of a chisel is a rectangular shape, while the cutting […]

by April 18, 2017 Shop Tips
Tehachapi Mountain Carvers Carve the Ark

Tehachapi Mountain Carvers Carve the Ark

The Tehachapi Mountain Carvers carved Betty Padden’s Noah’s Ark featured in Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2016 (Issue 74). CLICK HERE to see more pictures and to read about their plans for the finished project.  

by April 14, 2017 Club News
Projects from Coloring Books

Projects from Coloring Books

The coloring fad has a side benefit: the designs are great for woodworking, too! By Mindy Kinsey We’ve all heard the buzz: adults are reclaiming their inner kid by coloring. Thousands of coloring books designed for adults have been released in the past two years, and rumor has it the […]

by February 8, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Flying High

Flying High

A childhood passion for aviation inspired Bill Hanes when he returned to carving after a 20-year hiatus By Kathleen Ryan As a young boy, Bill Hanes built plastic model planes and hung them from his bedroom ceiling. Decades later, he combined that childhood fascination with his love of woodworking to […]

by February 8, 2017 Features
Strop Talk – Issue Five

Strop Talk – Issue Five

Welcome to the fifth issue of Strop Talk! We are dedicated to bringing you new, fun, and informative content in each of our Strop Talk e-newsletters. Combined with our magazine, website, and online forum, Strop Talk is another way to help keep the creativity flowing and the carving knives sharp […]

by January 27, 2017 eNews: Strop Talk