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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
Quick & Cute Carving Projects

Quick & Cute Carving Projects

Patterns for 46 Projects to Carve in One Day By Lori Dickie Even complete beginners can carve delightful wooden characters with this book. Caricature carver Lori Dickie shows you how to get great results fast with just a blank basswood egg and her friendly step-by-step instructions. The premade blanks allow […]

by July 5, 2017 News
Woodcarving shop fire ignited by spontaneous combustion

Woodcarving shop fire ignited by spontaneous combustion

Our thoughts are definitely with the owners of Andy Lakes Woodworks in Glyndon, Minn., after three log sheds and a shop building burned down Saturday (May 6, 2017). Officials say the fire started when finishing chemicals spontaneously combusted. For more information, visit http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2017/may/07/fire-destroys-glyndon-woodcarving-business/. This is really a wakeup call for carvers. […]

by May 10, 2017 News