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Strop Talk

Welcome to Strop Talk! As you know, stropping keeps your knife sharp between cuts. This quarterly e-newsletter is our way of staying in touch with you between issues of Woodcarving Illustrated. Here we share projects, features, tips, insider scoop on books and authors, club news, and more. We hope you enjoy reading […]

by October 18, 2016 eNews: Strop Talk
Carve a Caricature Canine

Carve a Caricature Canine

Use a premade blank and simple cuts to carve this adorable dog By Lori Dickie This little dog is carved from a basswood egg. The pre-cut and lathe-turned eggs are available in various sizes online or at wood shows. I like using these eggs for my projects because I don’t […]

by August 1, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Carving Folk Art Fish Keychains

Carving Folk Art Fish Keychains

This simple design is easy to carve and fun to paint! by John Reichling  I carve a variety of decorative fish-spearing decoys and end up with a lot of small cutoffs that are just too good to throw away. To save them from the burn pile, I came up with […]

by May 29, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk
Carving Miniature Welsh Lovespoons

Carving Miniature Welsh Lovespoons

Carve a Valentine’s Day Gift in a weekend By Robert W. Tinsley The Welsh lovespoon is an ancient symbol of romance and commitment. Legend states that a man carved a lovespoon to show interest in a woman. He incorporated a variety of symbols into the spoon, including a heart to […]

by February 7, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk, Spring Carving
A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

A Christmas Story Leg Lamp

This nostalgic lamp is an instant conversation starter By Mike Burton  This leg lamp is the perfect gift for the person who deserves a “Major Award!” Fashioned after the lamp that Ralphie’s dad won in the classic film, A Christmas Story, the lamp is a great exercise in portraying the […]

by November 6, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Strop Talk: Issue 11

Strop Talk: Issue 11

Free projects, an easy technique for carving mouths, and extreme power carving tools from Woodcarving Illustrated As summer rolls around, take some time to carve outside and whittle the day away. You can also save some cleanup by taking your big projects outside with these new tools to remove wood […]

by July 5, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Strop Talk: Issue Ten

Strop Talk: Issue Ten

Free projects, an easy eye technique, and new spoon tools from Woodcarving Illustrated After a tough winter, it’s finally time to relax outdoors with some fun free projects, a new tool to carve spoons on the go, finishes that will protect projects in the sun, and more!   Flowers to […]

by April 12, 2018 eNews: Strop Talk, 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