Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Strop Talk – Issue 7

Strop Talk – Issue 7

Welcome to the seventh 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 September 18, 2017 eNews: Strop Talk
Stop Talk – Issue Six

Stop 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 […]

by September 18, 2017 eNews: Strop Talk
Laughing Bear

Laughing Bear

Simple cuts add texture to this happy fellow by Jim Villars When I started getting requests for handcarved bears, I carved them using models and patterns. Those first attempts were so bad that the fireplace rejected them. I decided to create my own version, depicting a bear how I thought […]

by September 6, 2017 Projects
Duck Tonight

Duck Tonight

Facial expressions and body language let you tell a story with this carving by Arnold Smith   Most of my carvings begin with a story in my head. “This hunter, who happens to be a really poor shot, finally killed himself a duck and was really excited about it. He […]

by August 11, 2017 Patterns
Realistic Eagle Bust

Realistic Eagle Bust

Designed as a cane topper, this majestic eagle could easily be enlarged for a full-size carving By Pat Mikula Moore A cane head makes a great project for several reasons: it is small enough to hold in your hand; if you make a mistake, you haven’t ruined an entire cane; and […]

by June 13, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Whittling with Chris: Choosing Wood

Whittling with Chris: Choosing Wood

Learn which woods are best for whittling various projects from carver Chris Lubkemann. More videos will be coming soon! Interested to learn more about whittling? Take a look at these books by Chris Lubkemann: Chris Lubkemann reveals his award-winning whittling secrets in The Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Whittling Book. Published in […]

by June 1, 2017 Videos, Whittling with Chris
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