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Magazine Article Invitation: Carve a Cliche!

Magazine Article Invitation: Carve a Cliche!

“When pigs fly.” “Wolf in sheep’s clothing.” “It ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings.” We all use colorful cliches on a daily basis. Now we’re asking you to carve them! Inspired by Vernon DePauw’s opera singer, we’re doing an overview of Carved Cliches. Choose and carve your favorite cliche […]

by December 12, 2016 News
WCI's Mindy Kinsey with artist Carol Leavy. Photo by Paul Wolters.

Wisconsin River Woodcarvers Show 2017

For a wonderful weekend of fellowship, education, and fantastic carvings, plan a fall trip to the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers show If you live in the upper Midwest and you’re looking to spend a weekend with friendly folks and their high-quality carvings, put the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers show on your list […]

by December 15, 2017 Club News, News, Show Reports
Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

This year, the Conewago Carvers made a concerted effort to invite veterans and folks serving in the active military to their annual woodcarving show, which was held Oct. 28-29, 2017 at the East Berlin (Pa.) Community Center. Veterans were given free admission to the show, and the club reached out […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Show Reports
Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Clamp any carving with this solidly built and versatile bench By Bob Duncan While many carvers work in their lap or on a tabletop, some projects call for clamping. Enter the Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform. Paired with the right accessories, its all-over pattern of dog holes lets you clamp any […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Product Reviews
Cincinnati Carvers Guild 2017 Woodcarving Show

Cincinnati Carvers Guild 2017 Woodcarving Show

Attendance at the 2017 Cincinnati Carvers Guild woodcarving show jumped 20% over the previous year. The show, held at the Clarion Hotel in Cincinnati, drew 420 people and had 65 vendor and exhibit tables. According to Rick Bissonnette, the guild president and show chairman, the guild had 95 entries in […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Show Reports
Tuning Your Tools

Tuning Your Tools

The basics of getting your tools into the best condition for carving and keeping them there by Chris Pye This article was first published in issue 37 of Woodworking Illustrated. Most carving tools that you buy today come “ready-sharpened,” and it comes as a surprise to students in my courses that the […]

Great Gifts for Magical Mayem

Great Gifts for Magical Mayem

Combine the magic of woodworking with…magic!   Thanks to the popularity of “Game of Thrones,” the longevity of Harry Potter, and a new “Lord of the Rings” TV series in the works, fantasy has gone mainstream. These artisan-created gifts were inspired by those and other mystical worlds. We hope they […]

by November 14, 2017 News
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2017 Issue 81

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2017 Issue 81

The Winter 2017 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! . . . […]

by October 12, 2017 Current Issue, News
See the Winning Carvings from the 2017 CCA Contest

See the Winning Carvings from the 2017 CCA Contest

Bob Hershey, a resident of Lititz, Pa. and a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated, earned the Best of Show prize in the 2017 Caricature Carvers of America (CCA) National Caricature Carving Contest. His animal caricature, Dam Dental Details, also earned him first place in the Animal Groups category.   Mike Pounders, […]

by October 9, 2017 Club News, News
Come See Us at Artistry in Wood!

Come See Us at Artistry in Wood!

The staff of Woodcarving Illustrated magazine is packing bags and planning routes as we prepare for the event known in the carving world as “The Dayton Show.” Wait, you’re thinking — isn’t it a bit early for that? But no. Artistry in Wood, which is sponsored by the Dayton (Ohio) […]

by October 6, 2017 Club News, News
Pattern Style Survey

Pattern Style Survey

So we’ve been wondering… How do you like your carving patterns? Do you like a bare-bones pattern, or do you want every detail captured? Do you need or want a bandsaw outline, or do you ignore those? Please take our survey to tell us about your preferences for patterns!   […]

by October 5, 2017 News