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Carving a Nose

Carving a Nose

Once you learn the basic technique, you can modify it for any face By Harold Enlow The nose is the most prominent feature of the face, and there are many different ways to carve one. You can increase the length, reduce the width, or change the shapes of the tip […]

by January 13, 2017 Techniques
Floyd Rhadigan Named WCI Woodcarver of the Year

Floyd Rhadigan Named WCI Woodcarver of the Year

Normally, folks find out they’ve been named Woodcarving Illustrated’s Woodcarver of the year when I call them up, congratulate them, and then set up a time to call them back for an extensive interview. This year was a little different. Since our 2016 Woodcarver of the Year was teaching at […]

by November 15, 2016 News, Videos
Book Corner

Book Corner

Fox Chapel Publishing has several dozen books in the works at any given moment–books for coloring, crafts, home improvement, travel, and more. In the woodworking department, we have about 20 projects “cooking” right now. Some of them are at the printer, while others are ideas we’ve accepted and are working […]

by July 22, 2016 News
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
Comedy Duo

Comedy Duo

Carvings pay homage to two real-life caricatures By Floyd Rhadigan Even as carvings, funny men Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are inseparable. You can’t have one without the other! And I hear their signature tune, “The Dance of the Cuckoos,” in my head every time I carve them. These carving […]

by November 23, 2015 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Scarecrow

Carving a Scarecrow

New technique creates unique straw texture By Jim Hiser You can’t really call something a scarecrow if it’s not stuffed with straw. For years, I struggled to find a way to create the look of straw texture in wood. I finally found a way to create a straw-like texture that […]

by August 12, 2015 Patterns, Projects

WCI72 Bonus Patterns – Caricature Native Americans Bonus Patterns

By Don Dearolf In Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2015 (Issue 72) we shared an article by the late Don Dearolf on carving caricature Native Americans. Below reference photos and bonus patterns for two more projects One Feather   Storm Buffalo DOWNLOADS: Storm Buffalo .pdf download One Feather .pdf download    

by August 11, 2015 Patterns
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 Projects
Carving Faces in Softballs

Carving Faces in Softballs

Polyurethane core is easy to carve and holds detail well By Terry Brasher Photography by Jay Brasher Several years ago I was hunting for driftwood with my mentor and friend, Vic Hood. On a sandy beach area (rare in Tennessee), I found a softball that had washed up on shore. […]

by July 29, 2011 Projects
Carving a Caricature Colt

Carving a Caricature Colt

Simple stylized horse is easy to carve By Floyd Rhadigan This adorable little colt only requires a few tools to complete. Novice carvers can expect excellent results in a relatively short period of time and more experienced carvers can finish the project in a single day.  My first carving project […]

by February 4, 2010 Projects