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Woodcarving Wednesdays: Painting Stone Texture

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Painting Stone Texture

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project or technique to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Whittle an Angelfish

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Whittle an Angelfish

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Custom-Build a Tilting Carving Table

Custom-Build a Tilting Carving Table

Customize an old shop bench for maximum comfort and efficiency By Jim Farley  After moving my carving stand from my workbench for the umpteenth time, I realized I needed a dedicated carving table. I spend a lot of time at my bench and would rather sit and relax while carving […]

by February 28, 2020 eNews: Strop Talk, 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
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!         […]

by October 3, 2019 Current Issue, Features, Holiday Carving, 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
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