Articles by: Kristen Scanlan

Acanthus Candle Holder

Acanthus Candle Holder

A project to Brighten Your Evening By Phillip Odden As the seasons change and the weather gets colder, my wife and I spend more time inside. With fewer hours of daylight, a nicely carved candle holder makes a room feel cozy during the evenings. The carving can grace a dining […]

by January 13, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Perky Snowman

Perky Snowman

Brighten up a dreary day with this whimsical winter character By Rod Leeseberg This snowman begs to be brought out of a piece of wood. Add a cheerfully colored scarf, stocking hat, and mittens and you’ll achieve a figure that will have your friends grinning with admiration. Perch a snowy […]

by January 13, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Handmade Tools

Handmade Tools

Jeffro Uitto crafts his tools as carefully as he does his furniture By Kathleen Ryan Jeffro Uitto both creates beautifully sculpted furniture from recycled wood and forges his own handmade tools. “I love creating something functional. It’s so satisfying to work with tools that you’ve made yourself,” Jeffro said. The […]

by January 13, 2017 Features
Photo Tips

Photo Tips

Want to make your carving project stand out in a photograph? Look no further! Click on the links below to views tips on how to better light, compose, focus, and size your photographs. CLICK HERE for tips about photo lighting. CLICK HERE for tips about photo composition. CLICK HERE for […]

by January 3, 2017 Techniques

Club News Submissions

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by January 3, 2017 Club News
Ponce Lighthouse Wood Carvers

Ponce Lighthouse Wood Carvers

Photo by Ken Hawrey Howard Hawrey transformed a generic kaleidoscope kit by Steve Brown into a replica of the Ponce Inslet Lighthouse located in Ponce Inlet, Fla. This past November (2016), Howard taught a class at Washington Oak Gardens State Park where eight of his students completed their own lighthouse kaleidoscopes. […]

by January 3, 2017 Club News
Woodcraft’s QuikBench

Woodcraft’s QuikBench

By Bob Duncan While some carvers have the space for a full-sized stationary bench, many work in any available space. Woodcraft’s QuikBench provides a strong, stable clamping surface that folds up to fit under a bed or alongside a freezer. The QuikBench has a 24″ by 30″ working surface and […]

by December 23, 2016 Product Reviews
Rockler’s Silicone Project Mat

Rockler’s Silicone Project Mat

By Bob Duncan Rockler’s Silicone Project Mat is one of those products that makes you ask, “Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before now?” This mat will protect your work surface from … well … everything. The 15″ by 30″ mat gives you plenty of space to work. The 1/8″-thick […]

by December 23, 2016 Product Reviews
Arbortech TurboShaft

Arbortech TurboShaft

By Bob Duncan If you have an angle grinder, you need the new Arbortech TurboShaft. It will speed up almost any carving you do. I find the TurboShaft easier to control than the traditional router carvers usually use to remove the background for a relief carving. It will not fit […]

by December 23, 2016 Product Reviews
Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

Kutzall Grit Hand Rasps

By Bob Duncan Even expert carvers find themselves in situations where it’s challenging to get a clean cut. Either there’s a bad spot in the wood or you can’t get a tool into the area. The best tool to reach for in these situations is often a rasp, but the […]

by December 23, 2016 Product Reviews