Articles by: magintern

Great Gouges: the Essential Tool Kit

Great Gouges: the Essential Tool Kit

A stress-free beginner’s guide to choosing tools by Bob Duncan Beginning carvers often buy a set of carving tools and end up with an assortment of tools they will never use. Instead of paying for tools that don’t fit your needs, buy tools à la carte and create your own […]

by September 4, 2017 Get Started Carving, Tools for Beginners
Book Corner

Book Corner

Fox Chapel Publishing has several dozen books in the works at any given moment–books for coloring, crafts, home improvement, travel, and more. In the woodworking department, we have about 20 projects “cooking” right now. Some of them are at the printer, while others are ideas we’ve accepted and are working […]

by July 22, 2016 News
The Votes are in for the Third People’s Choice Contest 2016

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

Congratulations to the third winners in the 2016 People Choice Contest! The third category, announced last spring, was Chip Carving and Tramp Art: Painted and Unpainted. The entries we received varied widely in subject matter and all demonstrated creative carving. We’ll be talking to some of these carvers about sharing their […]

Hen and Rooster

Hen and Rooster

Hen Relief Column By Lora S. Irish I was carving the hen board and really got carried away with the detailing.I had meant the piece to be a simple, fairly smooth, folk art styled piece but I, as always, just had to fuss it up a bit…a real big bit. To […]

by July 10, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Catch and Release

Catch and Release

By Gary Fenton Not only does it make a great gift for that angler on your list, but it’s also a great way to texturing carvings with just a few tools. After the carving is roughed-out, the details and texturing is done with only three tools. Carving the Bear and Fish […]

by July 9, 2016 Patterns, Projects