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Carve a Caricature Canine

Carve a Caricature Canine

Use a premade blank and simple cuts to carve this adorable dog By Lori Dickie This little dog is carved from a basswood egg. The pre-cut and lathe-turned eggs are available in various sizes online or at wood shows. I like using these eggs for my projects because I don’t […]

by August 1, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk, News
Carving Folk Art Fish Keychains

Carving Folk Art Fish Keychains

This simple design is easy to carve and fun to paint! by John Reichling  I carve a variety of decorative fish-spearing decoys and end up with a lot of small cutoffs that are just too good to throw away. To save them from the burn pile, I came up with […]

by May 29, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk
Carving Miniature Welsh Lovespoons

Carving Miniature Welsh Lovespoons

Carve a Valentine’s Day Gift in a weekend By Robert W. Tinsley The Welsh lovespoon is an ancient symbol of romance and commitment. Legend states that a man carved a lovespoon to show interest in a woman. He incorporated a variety of symbols into the spoon, including a heart to […]

by February 7, 2019 eNews: Strop Talk, Spring Carving
Carving a Woman’s Mouth

Carving a Woman’s Mouth

Simple techniques to make attractive, feminine lips By Harold Enlow Many carvers add beards and mustaches to avoid carving lips and mouths. If you plan to carve a woman, though, it’s impossible to hide the lips. Learning these few simple steps for carving lips allows you to carve any face. […]

by July 5, 2018 Techniques
Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man

Quick-carve decoration looks great in any size By Donna Thomas As part of my annual Halloween carving projects one year, I developed a jointed pumpkin man. I use a larger version as a home decoration, but you can also reduce the pattern by at least 50% and make a pin […]

We Want to Hear from You!

We Want to Hear from You!

Hello, carvers! We’d like to take a moment to get to know you better—what you’re carving, content you’d like to see in the future, and more. Your thoughts are valuable to us. We hope to hear from you soon!           Please follow the link HERE to […]

by July 5, 2018 News
New Products!

New Products!

Pick up these new pyro and carving booklets for the advanced wood artist in your life     Carving and Painting the Sea Captain: Complete Instructions for Making a Realistic Classic By Dylan Goodson © 2018 Learn how to carve a lifelike sea captain with step-by-step instructions from woodcarving artist and […]

by July 5, 2018 News
Carving an Eye

Carving an Eye

Define any style of eye with four simple V-cuts By Harold Enlow Photography by Scott Kreiner   Eyes add expression and character to a carving. Many folks struggle with carving eyes, so they paint the eyes on their carvings. But this often requires the entire carving to be painted. Because […]

by April 10, 2018 Techniques, Techniques for Beginners
Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

Conewago Carvers reach out to vets at annual woodcarving show

This year, the Conewago Carvers made a concerted effort to invite veterans and folks serving in the active military to their annual woodcarving show, which was held Oct. 28-29, 2017 at the East Berlin (Pa.) Community Center. Veterans were given free admission to the show, and the club reached out […]

by December 15, 2017 Club News, News, Show Reports
Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform

Clamp any carving with this solidly built and versatile bench By Bob Duncan While many carvers work in their lap or on a tabletop, some projects call for clamping. Enter the Sjobergs Elite Clamping Platform. Paired with the right accessories, its all-over pattern of dog holes lets you clamp any […]

by December 15, 2017 News, Product Reviews