Post Tagged with: "2016"

Club News: International Woodcarvers Congress: “A Woodcarving Experience Like No Other”

The International Woodcarvers Congress celebrates 50 years in 2016, making it the longest running competitively judged annual woodcarving event in the United States. “It’s the premier woodcarving competition in the country,” said the show’s chairman, Larry Yudis. “When carvers enter this competition, they know they are going head-to-head with the […]

by March 23, 2016 Features
Book Corner: Author Harley Refsal

Book Corner: Author Harley Refsal

Harley Refsal started carving in 1968, inspired by the wooden folk-art figures he saw while travelling in Norway and Sweden. In researching the Scandinavian style of carving, he found references to Axel Petersson Döderhultarn, a very well-known Swedish carver who originated the rough-hewn, or “flat-plane,” style that Harley admired. Although Döderhultarn […]

by March 23, 2016 Calendar of Events, Features, Open House
Photo Tips: Focusing on Image Clarity

Photo Tips: Focusing on Image Clarity

Focus By Jon Deck In this age of digital manipulation, the computer can enhance and correct images in many ways. However, there’s no software program that can sharpen an image that is out of focus. The only way to assure a crisp image is to take one. Almost every digital […]

by March 18, 2016 Techniques
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 Patterns & Projects
The Spring 2016 Pyrography Special Issue is Available Now!

The Spring 2016 Pyrography Special Issue is Available Now!

The latest special issue of Pyrography is the best one yet. Packed with inspiration, techniques, and projects, you’ll find yourself flipping through all 112 colorful pages over and over. Read about new artists, learn new spins on old techniques, and get some great new design ideas. Even if you’ve never […]

by March 3, 2016 Special Issues
The Votes are in for the First WCI People’s Choice Contest 2016

The Votes are in for the First WCI People’s Choice Contest 2016

Congratulations to the first winners in the 2016 People’s Choice Contest! We are trying something new this year with our contest. Instead of running one big competition, we are breaking it into ongoing mini-matches. Plus, we are offering cash prizes! Special thanks to our first contest sponsor, King Arthur’s Tools. […]

by February 9, 2016 Best Carving Design Contest, Contests

Show Report: Florida Winter National

More than 1,300 carving fans visited the Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo & Competition on January 9 and 10, 2016. The crowd packed the beautiful waterfront convention center to check out hundreds of carvings, as well as to purchase carving supplies and enjoy the fun of a raffle and […]

by January 15, 2016 News
Harley Refsal 2016 Exclusive Three-Day Carving Event

Harley Refsal 2016 Exclusive Three-Day Carving Event

by January 15, 2016 Open House
Fishing… with a Chainsaw

Fishing… with a Chainsaw

By Kathleen Ryan “I like to go fishing—not with a pole, but artistically, with a chainsaw and some wood,” said Jessie Groeschen, a California chainsaw artist and the author of The Art of Chainsaw Carving published by Fox Chapel Publishing. Over the past 20 years, Jessie has created innumerable carvings […]

by January 15, 2016 Features

The 2016 Fox Chapel Open House and Woodworking Show will be here before you know it!

The 3rd consecutive Fox Chapel Publishing Open House and Woodworking Show is slated for May 13th and 14th, 2016. It’s back and going to be bigger and better than ever. The show is held at the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association in Kinzers, PA. We’ve made improvements to the […]

by November 23, 2015 Open House