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
Holiday Head-Start Articles

Holiday Head-Start Articles

A collection of holiday articles to give you a leg up on hand-made gifts. We know not everyone has been a subscriber from the beginning, so we’ve gone through out back issues and pulled out a few of our favorite holiday projects to give you a head start to make […]

by July 8, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Man in the Moon

Man in the Moon

Simple carving uses just a knife and a scrap of basswood By Dave Stetson In our printing of Dave Stetson’s “Man in the Moon” article (Whittling Volume 2), several photos were flipped—and YOU get to reap the benefits of our mistake! A corrected PDF of the full article is available […]

by June 7, 2013 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Folk-Art Fish Keychain Holder

Folk-Art Fish Keychain Holder

Create a matching keychain holder for all of your carved fish keychains. By John Reichling In the Woodcarving Illustrated Summer 2013 (Issue 63), John Reichling demonstrated how to carve a folk-art fish keychain. He also provided this keychain holder. To make the holder, cut the outline of the design and […]

by April 25, 2013 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Heartfelt Door Topper

Heartfelt Door Topper

Add a meaningful message to a door topper By Betty Padden In Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2013 (Issue 62), Betty Padden demonstrated how to carve and paint a door topper that features a rural house scene. We’ve included instructions to carve and paint a matching text bar to go along with the […]

by February 7, 2013 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Carving a Stone

Carving a Stone

Creating a realistic rock from wood By Kenny Vermillion Photography by Carl Saathoff In Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2013 (Issue 62), Kenny Vermillion offered a few simple techniques for carving a rock out of wood. Attached below is a full step-by-step article to carve, texture, and paint a stone carved from […]

by February 5, 2013 Patterns & Projects
Carving Animals for Noah’s Ark

Carving Animals for Noah’s Ark

Power-carve an assortment of animals two by two By Tom Hindes Thousands of men and women have probably received a rotary tool as a gift and, not knowing what to do with it, put it in a drawer. This is unfortunate because you can use a rotary tool to have […]

by July 25, 2012 Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Creating a Log Picture Book

Creating a Log Picture Book

By Roy Ellery People can’t resist picking up my log books and looking through them. Sometimes I’ll write a story to accompany the scenes, but often I’ll just let the images tell a unique story to each viewer. After purchasing a new scroll saw, I needed to create something to […]

by April 22, 2012 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Caricature Beer Bottle Process Photos

Carving a Caricature Beer Bottle Process Photos

By Floyd Rhadigan A friend suggested I carve something on a wooden wine bottle. I’m not a wine drinker, so I made a sketch of a beer bottle and sent it to the guy who makes woodturned carving blanks for me. I carved a woman on a root beer bottle […]

by April 10, 2012 Patterns & Projects