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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
Relief Carve an Autumn Scene

Relief Carve an Autumn Scene

Use acrylic paints to add color to this charming design By Robert Biermann Most of my work is done in the intaglio style and focuses on faces and figures. This landscape is technically an intaglio carving because the carving is lower than the background, but it does have more of […]

by November 12, 2019 News
Scottish St. Nick

Scottish St. Nick

Santa dons a matching kilt and cap for his holiday in the Highlands This web extra accompanies the full article by Don Swartz in Winter 2019 Santa is a well-traveled individual! As such, we imagine he picks up fashions from some of his favorite places. In Don Swartz’s carving, he […]

by October 3, 2019 Holiday Carving, News, Techniques
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2019, Issue 89

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2019, Issue 89

The Winter 2019 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, foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peak!         […]

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
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
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