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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
Online 2020 Carving Courses

Online 2020 Carving Courses

Carving, of Course! Taking a class might look different this year—but it’s not out of the question. That’s why we prepared a short list of online resources available to help you keep those woodchips flying. We’d love to continue adding to the list. If you know of a course, please […]

by September 23, 2020 News
The Key Marco Cat

The Key Marco Cat

Carve Your Own Key Marco Cat By Jon Deck (Read up on the story of the Key Marco Cat in our spring 2020 issue, available now!) When I first saw the image of the Key Marco Cat, I wanted to carve it. For me, the artifact holds the same fascination […]

by January 29, 2020 News
Sharp Tools, Great Value

Sharp Tools, Great Value

Schaaf Tools offers Swiss quality at a third of the price By Bob Duncan See the full review in the Summer 2019 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated MSRP: $89.99 factory-sharpened; $159.99 professionally sharpened; with free shipping from schaaftools.com As every carver knows, getting good tools can be a challenge. A set […]

by August 14, 2019 News, Product Reviews
We Review the New Pégas Scroll Band Saw

We Review the New Pégas Scroll Band Saw

The new Pégas Scroll Band Saw removes more wood from blanks faster and easier By the Staff of Woodcarving Illustrated $1,440 plus S&H Call 800-847-4188 or e-mail sales@grobetusa.com to find a local retailer Pégas’ new Scroll Band Saw might change how you look at projects—it certainly has for us! The […]

by May 1, 2019 News
Claim Your FREE Downloadable Mini-Issue!

Claim Your FREE Downloadable Mini-Issue!

For a limited time only, Woodcarving Illustrated is offering a FREE downloadable mini-issue of the magazine. If you love carving and woodworking but want to learn more about us before you subscribe, this mini-issue is a perfect sampling of the fun that’s in store! Featuring a springy project with beginner-friendly instructions […]

by March 5, 2019 News, Projects for Beginners
Don’t Miss Out! Plan Your Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Show Visit

Don’t Miss Out! Plan Your Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Show Visit

Show, carving competition, and sale coming May 5, 2019 NOW AT A BIGGER AND BETTER VENUE! Mark your calendars now for the Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show, Competition, and Sale, which will take place on Sunday, May 5, at the Oshkosh Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisc., from 9am to 4pm. Activities […]

by February 15, 2019 News
We Review the New Walnut Hollow Woodburner

We Review the New Walnut Hollow Woodburner

Walnut Hollow Creative Woodburner: new design is sleek and powerful, and won’t break the bank By Lora S. Irish  $99.99 at walnuthollow.com Walnut Hollow’s new Creative Woodburner is a real game-changer—it’s a professional-quality variable temperature unit offered at a hobbyist’s budget price. The kit includes a small power base with […]

by February 7, 2019 Features, News, Product Reviews
Maine’s Master Craftsman

Maine’s Master Craftsman

New England carver John Bryan gives old tools—and some unique wood—a new lease on life By Kaylee Schofield  Check out the full article in WCI Spring 2019, Issue #86! Traveling down a pine-studded lane a short drive from the Maine coast, you just might miss the turnoff to John Bryan’s […]

by December 19, 2018 Features, News
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