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BushSmarts Carving Tools

BushSmarts Carving Tools

Carving tools for the adventurer in all of us By Bob Duncan BushSmarts’ new carving tools for the outdoorsman include a hooked knife and custom sheath, a thumb guard, and a roll-up pouch. Each piece is sold separately. The knife is beveled on both sides and at the point of […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
Micro Pro Champion micro motor

Micro Pro Champion micro motor

By Bob Duncan Woodcarvers Supply has redesigned their Pro Champion micro motor to give it a higher top speed and greater power (torque). The tool now features a top speed of 46,000rpm. The Micro Pro kit eliminates the foot control. I never use the foot control with a micro motor, […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
DMT Dia-Flat™ Lapping Plate

DMT Dia-Flat™ Lapping Plate

By Bob Duncan When you sharpen gouges and V-tools using oil stones or waterstones, the tools can wear a groove into the stone, which makes it difficult to sharpen flat tools. That’s why it is important to flatten, or lap, your stones regularly. To lap a stone, you need to […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
Product Review: Denker Carving Shave

Product Review: Denker Carving Shave

Simple tool allows even beginners to remove wood fast By Bob Duncan To hollow out a bowl or remove a lot of excess wood quickly, carvers often resort to power tools or large gouges­—tools that take practice to use safely. Instead, I reach for the Denker Shave. It was invented […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
Foredom K.1020  Micro Grinder

Foredom K.1020 Micro Grinder

By Bob Duncan Foredom has developed a new micro grinder that bridges the gap between large flexible-shaft tools and high-speed micromotors. The K.1020 micro grinder combines the torque and power you need to rough out a carving with the light-weight cord of a micromotor. The micro grinder hooks into the […]

by December 22, 2016 Product Reviews
Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Carving Between the Covers Gallery

Italian sculptor Nino Orlandi reveals the hidden magic in carved books By Kathleen Ryan Nino Orlandi cannot say for certain if it was his love of books or his passion for woodcarving that inspired his series of wooden book sculptures. Either way, this self-taught artist combined talent and imagination to […]

by November 2, 2016 Features
Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Lundy Cupp carves amazing portraits in pumpkins By Taylor Calta Lundy Cupp accidentally discovered his talent for carving in 2005. “I was relaxing in the woods at my fire pit one evening, winding down from the stress of being a criminal fraud investigator, and picked up a piece of wood […]

by September 23, 2016 Fall Carving, Features

Artistry in Wood 2016: New Location, Same Great Show

The staff of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine had a grand time last week at the retooled Artistry in Wood show sponsored by the Dayton (Ohio) Carvers Guild. We saw fantastic woodworking projects, learned some new techniques, chatted with friends, and shared our books and magazines with lots of visitors. After many years at […]

by September 12, 2016 Features, News
Halloween Poll Results

Halloween Poll Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in our poll about Halloween. Even this small sampling confirmed our feeling that people love this holiday! We’ll definitely plan more–but not too many–spooky projects for 2018! Scroll down to see the results. Didn’t get to vote? Click here to add your thoughts! What do […]

by August 30, 2016 Features
Dremel Micro

Dremel Micro

Dremel’s new Micro combines a powerful 8-volt lithium-ion battery that you can vary between 5,000 and 28,000 rpm. New with this tool is a built-in LED light at the tip to illuminate the exact area you are working on. Off the bat, I found the tool comfortable to hold and […]

by August 30, 2016 Product Reviews