Charity quilts bring in $600 for Japan Relief: Quilt 1

In March, after the devastating earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan, members of the Woodcarving Illustrated, Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, and Pyrography Online message boards banded together to help. Within a few months, members from around the world had contributed dozens of carved, scrolled, or woodburned 4″ by 4″ squares. […]

by November 21, 2011 Features

Formula for Success

When Gary Tatman was six years old, his grandfather gave him his first pocketknife. “We would spend summer days sitting on a bench under a huge oak tree in the backyard, whittling small branches into toothpicks. I still have the pocketknife,” said Gary. Seven years later, Gary’s father took him […]

by August 16, 2011 Features

Whittling – Special Issue

The new Whittling special issue is now available for $9.95 from Fox Chapel Publishing. It is available at select newsstands beginning June 14, 2011. You can also get this issue for FREE by getting a two-year subscription to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. Be sure to scroll down and view the table […]

by June 3, 2011 Features

Carvers Unite to Honor Veterans

Woodcarver Jack Nitz of Tulsa, Okla., has proven that one person really can make a difference. His inspired idea for an eagle-head cane project spawned a program that has enlisted thousands of woodcarvers nationwide to support and honor U.S. veterans who have suffered leg disabilities due to combat since September […]

by May 16, 2011 Features
Durable Wooden Honing Tools

Durable Wooden Honing Tools

From Ed Livingston, Pinellas Park, Fla.  Wooden honing tools, whether they are commercial products or shopmade hones matched to the exact profile of your tools, can quickly hone the inside and outside of gouges and V-tools. Over time, the wood can weaken and deform depending on the amount of pressure […]

by May 11, 2011 Product Reviews

Carving a Folk-Art Chickadee

In Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2011 (Issue 55), Robert Triplett demonstrated how to carve a chickadee from a piece of scrap. Robert carves all sorts of folk-art birds using similar techniques. I make all of my small birds from scrap wood leftover from larger bird carvings. As long as the piece […]

by May 6, 2011 Features

Pat Scott Scores Big

In the Summer 2011 Issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, Hall-of-Fame baseball player Pat Scott shares her story and carvings. What do baseball and woodcarving have in common? The determination and tenacity of one gifted individual: Pat Scott of Walton, Ky. A powerful right-handed pitcher in the historic All-American Girls Professional Baseball […]

by April 18, 2011 Features

Charity Quilt to Benefit Japan Relief

Members of three of Fox Chapel Publishing’s message boards, Woodcarving Illustrated, PyrographyOnline, and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts, are joining together as a group to create charity quilts. Members are burning, carving, or scrolling designs onto 4″ x 4″ squares that will be joined together to create a beautiful and eclectic quilt. […]

by March 17, 2011 Features

Pyrography Special Issue – Now Available

The new Pyrography Special Issue is now available for $9.95 from Fox Chapel Publishing. The magazine hit newstands (Borders, Barnes & Noble, Chapters) in late November 2010. Be sure to scroll down and view the table of contents in the FREE PREVIEW to see how you can take your carved projects […]

by February 10, 2011 Features

A Traditional Master

The Ukranian carver Vladimir Rusinov started carving at age 12. After serving in the Soviet Army, he earned a degree from Moscow Art University. Now the Russian artist, who is featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated, carves everything from wood to stone. “In the epoch of computer technologies, I modestly […]

by January 25, 2011 Features