Patterns & Projects

Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Chip-Carved Wine Bottle Holder

Wow dinner guests with this intricate utensil-turned-art-piece By Marty Leenhouts This wine bottle holder will balance a bottle of wine and form an unusual and interesting centerpiece at your next dinner with guests. Add carving to it and now you’ve really got something to talk about! Carving and finishing this […]

by April 23, 2018 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Santa Whistle

Carving a Santa Whistle

Capture the sounds of summer all year long with this easy to carve Santa whistle By Roger Beane Whistles are easy to make—you just need a twig, a drill, and a knife. The fun and creativity come in when you start decorating your whistles. I use them to practice carving […]

by April 23, 2018 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Bring Home a Garden Gnome

Make a mascot that’s sure to bring good luck By Floyd Rhadigan Small, strong, gentle, and quick, gnomes live in harmony with nature while also enjoying a good practical joke. They live in farmlands, forests, meadows, houses, and, like this one, gardens. These cheery folk are vegetarians, and occasionally enjoy […]

Carving a Daisy Pin

Carving a Daisy Pin

Floral pin is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day By Glenn Stewart Step-by-step photos by Peyton Sharp I like to carve seasonal pins. I can usually carve them in one sitting, and folks love to wear them. I always associate daisies with summer, so they make a great pin for […]

Carved Garden Chair Project

Carved Garden Chair Project

Customize this sturdy chair with your own relief carved design By Jan Oegema Project Furniture This one-of-a-kind chair makes a unique addition to your garden or back yard. The chair is easy to construct, extremely sturdy and very comfortable. By adding a relief carving to the chair back, you can […]

Carving a Soap Flower

Carving a Soap Flower

Soft and lacking grain, a bar of soap is easy to carve By Sue Wagner Many youngsters start off carving soap because it’s soft enough to carve with plastic or wooden tools. But, you can use sharp metal tools to create even more intricate designs without having to deal with […]

Working Wooden Pliers

Working Wooden Pliers

Make a miniature tool with a sharp knife and a few careful cuts Based on a traditional design made famous by Ernest Warther The ability to make multiple interconnected parts from a single piece of wood is a whittler’s specialty—as evidenced by the popularity of chains and cages. These miniature […]

by February 8, 2018 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

The perfect sign project for beginners that looks great embellished with gold leaf By Vernon DePauw The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Rather than carving down the entire surface of the sign, carve and attach the pineapple separately. Making the Sign Determine the size you […]

Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Gorgeous Grown-up Color “Wheel”

Learn color theory—and make a beautiful project—with just five paints By Lora S. Irish   Overwhelmed by the paint aisle? Not sure of the difference between yellow-orange and orange-yellow? Completely confused when people talk about primary and secondary colors? This project will answer those questions by helping you create a […]

Carving a Simple Santa Ornament

Carving a Simple Santa Ornament

Simple project is perfect for teaching beginners or just fun for yourself! By Bob Kozakiewicz   You’ll need just a carving knife and a small V-tool to carve this easy St. Nick project. Because it uses only a few basic straight cuts, this piece is perfect for teaching new carvers. They will […]

by December 15, 2017 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects