Projects

How to Paint the Wise Wizard

How to Paint the Wise Wizard

Set the stage for any older character with these easy painting techniques By Mike Pounders. This wizard may be small in size, but he is big on detail! So much detail in fact, we simply couldn’t fit everything in Woodcarving Illustrated Summer/Fall 2016 (Issue 76). While full carving instructions are […]

by July 7, 2016 Projects
Interchangeable Welcome Sign

Interchangeable Welcome Sign

In Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2014 (Issue 66), Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2014 (Issue 68), and Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 (Issue 69), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint seasonal signs. As a bonus, we’ve provided a downloadable PDF of the interchangeable welcome sign pattern.   CLICK HERE to download the Welcome Sign Pattern. CLICK HERE to view the Tulip […]

by May 25, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Snowman Sign

Carving a Snowman Sign

Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint a snowman with acrylic paints in Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 (Issue 69). In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the snowman along with the snowman pattern.   Materials: Basswood blank, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]

by May 25, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Pumpkin Sign

Carving a Pumpkin Sign

  In Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2014 (Issue 68), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint pumpkins with latex paints. In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the pumpkins and the pumpkin pattern.   Materials: Pine, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]

by May 25, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Pyrography Frog Eye Plate

Pyrography Frog Eye Plate

Transform an ugly pine plate into a pretty piece of pyrography By Jo Schwartz Pine is great for many craft projects, but it is not ideal for pyrography. Its grain alternates between being very hard and very soft, and becomes sappy in spots when subjected to heat. However, you might […]

by March 4, 2016 Projects
Realistic Rabbit

Realistic Rabbit

By Leah Goddard Rabbits  are undeniably cute and gentle creatures. They are quick and ever alert, which probably has something to do with their low position on the food-chain. This was made most apparent to me one day while I was sitting outside my home, and a rabbit came racing past. […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Stylish Birdhouse

Stylish Birdhouse

By Barry McKenzie With the classically shingled roof and brilliant, stylized chip carving, you might be hesitant to hang this birdhouse outdoors. But returning songbirds will reward your generosity with their cheerful presence. The birdhouse is fairly simple to construct. In fact, over 50 of them were completed by students […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Wren in the Round

Carving a Wren in the Round

By Chris Pye Carving in the round means exactly that: carving the subject completely three dimensionally. You can view the carving from any direction. In some ways, in-the-round carving is easier than relief because the perspectives and proportions will be true. Relief carving often needs distortion or perspective to allow […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

Personalized Celtic Lovespoon

By Jim Gledhill Because of the rich Scots/Irish heritage in my Canadian community, I receive many commissions for gift items like Celtic crosses, and lovespoons. To streamline my work, I create hard patterns to use as templates. Once the basic template is created, I can easily personalize the piece or […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

Carving a Traditional Love Spoon

By David Western This simple design is the pattern I use with beginner carvers in my love spoon carving classes. Although it is a straightforward design, it contains several elements that will assist new carvers in learning important carving techniques. Shaping the abundant curved edges will vividly illustrate the importance […]

by February 9, 2016 Patterns, Projects