Articles by: Kaylee Schofield

An Anniversary “Quilt”

An Anniversary “Quilt”

The Wilson Park Woodcarvers celebrate their 25th with a project equal parts old and new To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wilson Park Senior Center Woodcarvers and Burners Club in Milwaukee, Wis., members created a 42″ (1.1m)-square wooden quilt held together by a shadow box and frame. The quilt, […]

by April 5, 2018 Club News
The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club Spreads Christmas Cheer

The Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club Spreads Christmas Cheer

For these patients, nothing says Christmas like ornaments made with love For the past three years, the Cumberland Valley Woodcarvers Club in Chambersburg, Pa., has teamed up with the “Elves of Hope” each Christmas season to provide gift bags to cancer patients going through chemotherapy. A 2017 patient favorite was […]

by April 5, 2018 Club News
Strop Talk: Issue Nine

Strop Talk: Issue Nine

Welcome to the ninth 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 March 9, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk
Strop Talk: Issue Eight

Strop Talk: Issue Eight

Welcome to the eighth 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 March 8, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk
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 Patterns & 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 & Projects
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 […]

Whittling with Chris: Choosing Wood

Whittling with Chris: Choosing Wood

Learn which woods are best for whittling   Want to start whittling? Author and expert Chris Lubkemann makes it fun and easy. In this video, Chris will tell you which twigs, branches, and even household items are best for shaping into flowers, forks, roosters, owls, and other quick projects.   […]