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The Art of Fire with Bob Swain

The Art of Fire with Bob Swain

Create a worn, antiqued look for your carvings by finishing with flames By Curtis Badger Photography by Tom Badger This article originally appeared in Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2006 (Issue 34). Bob Swain spends days carving an intricate dragon from 10 separate pieces of white cedar. Finally, with the pieces assembled, the form […]

by April 11, 2018 Features, Techniques
Pat Godin is the 2002 Woodcarver of the Year

Pat Godin is the 2002 Woodcarver of the Year

Few have had the impact on the world of wildfowl carving that Pat Godin has had. He is known to nearly everyone who has carved, burned, painted, and mounted a bird as a promoter of the art form through his blue-ribbon-winning work that includes eight World Championship titles, his books, […]

by October 2, 2016 Wood Carver of the Year
Little Black Duck

Little Black Duck

Handtools bring intimacy to a full-bodied piece of folk art By Bob Buyer Many of my students enjoy the little black duck project. A full-bodied yet miniature decoy, this duck can be carved with just the essential anatomical features of eyes, bill details, and slightly raised primaries, making it a […]

by February 7, 2010 Patterns, Projects
Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Decoy carver Karl Schmidt is a lesson in perseverance By Dr. Lawrence Vamer Many of Karl Schmidt’s carved ducks appear as though they are alive and ready to fly away. What makes Karl’s work even more amazing is he suffers from quadriplegia as a result of a swimming pool accident. […]

by January 11, 2010 Features