Patterns & Projects

Ornaments with Attitude

Ornaments with Attitude

By Bob Yancey This year, I had a lot of fun adding faces to traditional Christmas objects, like stockings and candles. I made sure to give these caricatures some attitude! With a little pen work, it’s easy to customize these pieces with names, dates, or funny sayings. Carving the Ornaments […]

by November 25, 2014 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Low-Relief Animal Scenes

Low-Relief Animal Scenes

  Use these designs to carve gunstocks— or anything else! By Lora S. Irish Carving the stock can add personal value and beauty to a gun. No matter your skill level, Lora S. Irish’s new book, 35 Gunstock Carving Patterns, will help you embellish your gunstock and make it a family heirloom that will be […]

by August 11, 2014 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Tulip Sign

Carving a Tulip Sign

These pretty tulips are a perfect sign of spring By Betty Padden   Use simple relief carving techniques to create a cheery spring sign. It looks great by itself on a wall, table,  bookcase, or above a door. Or, pair it with a welcome sign to create a warm message […]

Painting the Dragons in a Box

Painting the Dragons in a Box

Carved puzzle play set fits into a castle-shaped box By Carolea Hower My son, Kevin, has liked dragons from the time the television movie The Hobbit was produced. With several other puzzle designs completed, I decided to design a dragon puzzle for his birthday. Since I also carve and wanted […]

by May 22, 2014 Patterns & Projects
VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

By Jon Deck In Pinewood Derby-Stlye Race Cars, Volume 3, Jon Deck demonstrates how to create a car that looks like a classic VW Bug. Attached below are the patterns you can transfer to decal paper to make your car even more realistic.   CLICK HERE to download the Decals Patterns. […]

by May 22, 2014 Patterns & Projects
Dodge Charger Pinewood Derby Car

Dodge Charger Pinewood Derby Car

By Jon Deck In Pinewood Derby-Stlye Race Cars, Volume 3, Jon Deck demonstrates how to create a car that looks like a classic Dodge Charger. Attached below are the patterns you can transfer to decal paper to turn your car into the iconic General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard.   […]

by May 22, 2014 Patterns & Projects
Pinewood Derby Test Track

Pinewood Derby Test Track

Work out the kinks on your gravity-powered racer before the big day In Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars 2013, the experts suggest racing and tweaking your car before the race. Below is a short article on how to make your own racetrack.   Materials: PVC lattice strip: 2 each 1/4″ x […]

by December 31, 2013 Patterns & Projects
Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Comical Claus wears his “day after” outfit By Don Dearolf and Jack Kochan Don Dearolf offers this comical take on what Santa would wear the day after Christmas. We’ve included patterns for the one Don carved as well as a pattern based on a Santa long-time illustrator Jack Kochan carved […]

by November 2, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Bonus Traditional Ornament Pin Patterns

Bonus Traditional Ornament Pin Patterns

Bonus holiday pin patterns based on a traditional Christmas ornament design By Glenn Stewart In Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2013 (Issue 65), Glenn Stewart demonstrated how to carve a holiday pin based on a traditional bulb-shaped ornament. Below are patterns for two other variations on that theme.   CLICK HERE to […]

by November 1, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

                  Ingenious Turkey/Santa ornament is a real attention getter By Glenn Stewart I carved this turkey one autumn for a fun project. A few weeks later, I was carving Santa faces on different things, like clothespins and pencils. The turkey was close by, […]

by August 21, 2013 Fall Carving, Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects