Patterns & Projects

Ribbon and Flowers Frames

Ribbon and Flowers Frames

This romantic frame makes a meaningful gift for a loved one By Mike Davies Shapes, symbols, and objects can be brought together to tell stories, and as woodcarvers we have the opportunity to capture these stories in our work. This picture frame in the shape of a heart, bound with […]

by February 1, 2011 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Carving a Santa Part 5

Carving a Santa Part 5

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 5 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 8, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 4

Carving a Santa Part 4

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 4 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by November 1, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 3

Carving a Santa Part 3

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 3 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 25, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 2

Carving a Santa Part 2

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 2 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 18, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Carving a Santa Part 1

Carving a Santa Part 1

Gene Messer shows how to carve a Santa. Part 1 of Gene Messer’s video on carving a Santa.

by October 11, 2010 Holiday Carving, Videos
Shelf Sitter Elf

Shelf Sitter Elf

Fantasy caricature hangs out on any ledge By Floyd Rhadigan I love to create projects that incorporate my two passions: fantasy literature and caricature carving. This little elf shelf sitter, guaranteed to elicit a smile, blends the two together perfectly. Fantasy caricatures are a lot of fun because they allow […]

by September 2, 2010 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Building a Carving Arm

Building a Carving Arm

Shop-made holding device promotes safe carving techniques By LaVerne “Sid” Sidler I strongly encourage all woodcarvers to secure their carvings with the use of a holding device, such as a carving arm. Holding devices secure the carving allowing the woodcarver to use both hands on the tool. This technique provides […]

by June 1, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Shop Tips
Whittle a Flying Propeller

Whittle a Flying Propeller

Quick and easy project is perfect for beginners By Rick Wiebe This simple project doesn’t take a long time to finish, can be made with almost any stick of wood, and kids can play with it as soon as it’s complete. I use white pine, but other soft woods, such […]

by March 2, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Relief Carve a Magical Fairy Door

Relief Carve a Magical Fairy Door

Quick and easy project comes alive with vivid colors By Christina White These whimsical doors are ideal for beginners or experienced carvers looking for a break from larger projects. Young children will enjoy adding the brightly painted finish and older children can carve their very own door. Carve several doors […]

by March 1, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving