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Pattern Making Made Easy

Pattern Making Made Easy

Use an app to find a pose, then add clothes By Dylan Goodson   I have two methods for designing new carvings. When I need to work out the pose, clothing, and details, I sculpt a clay model. (Click here for one method of creating a model.) But for a […]

by November 14, 2017 Techniques
Using a Grid to Enlarge a Pattern

Using a Grid to Enlarge a Pattern

Classic technique allows you to scale a pattern without using a photocopier or computer By Jon Deck and Bob Duncan Before photocopiers were widespread, woodworkers and crafters enlarged patterns by hand. While there are hosts of drafting tools that make this possible, the easiest way to enlarge a pattern is […]

by October 24, 2017 Techniques
Carving Cigar Box Lids

Carving Cigar Box Lids

Create a one-of-a-kind gift by upcycling wooden cigar boxes By Desiree Hajny Most good cigars come in Spanish cedar boxes, and Spanish cedar is a great wood for carving. So, why not embellish a cigar box with a carving to transform it into a wonderful keepsake box. When carving the […]

by October 20, 2017 Patterns
Fantasy Pastry Crimper

Fantasy Pastry Crimper

Recreate this historic functional folk-art design By Mike Bloomquist A couple of years ago, I saw a photo of a pastry crimper that was carved from wood. Its handle was in the form of a hippocampus (front end of a horse, rear end of a fish), and it had an […]

by February 8, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Perky Snowman

Perky Snowman

Brighten up a dreary day with this whimsical winter character By Rod Leeseberg This snowman begs to be brought out of a piece of wood. Add a cheerfully colored scarf, stocking hat, and mittens and you’ll achieve a figure that will have your friends grinning with admiration. Perch a snowy […]

by January 13, 2017 Holiday Carving, Patterns, Projects
Tiny Fall Leaf Tiles

Tiny Fall Leaf Tiles

By Cyndi Joslyn These little relief carvings are surprisingly simple to carve and paint. They make an ideal project for beginners and are a lovely diversion from more advanced projects. I originally intended to use the tiles as a border on a turned wooden bowl, but the more I worked […]

by August 30, 2016 Fall Carving, Patterns, Projects
Bonus Tree Pattern

Bonus Tree Pattern

Carve a matching tree from a basswood egg to go along with your snowman By Lori Dickie In the Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2013 (Issue 65), Lori Dickie demonstrated how to carve a snowman from a turned basswood egg. Attached below is the pattern for a matching tree that can also […]

by October 31, 2013 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
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
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