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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
Guinevere Finishing System

Guinevere Finishing System

The Guinevere Finishing System by King Arthur Tools claims to be the smallest inflatable sanding drum. What the tool lacks in size it more than makes up for in power. Any carver who sands their piece smooth, either before finishing or burning texture, needs this tool. You can even use the pneumatic […]

by March 10, 2016 Product Reviews

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
Club News: New Location & Date for 2016 Dayton Carvers’ Artistry in Wood

Club News: New Location & Date for 2016 Dayton Carvers’ Artistry in Wood

“We are moving the 2016 Dayton Artistry in Wood Show to the Roberts Centre, near Wilmington, Ohio,” announced the show’s co-chairmen, Don Worley and Ken Bedel, in early January. The move is in response to a change in ownership of the Dayton Airport Expo Center, the longtime home of the show. Effective […]

by January 15, 2016 News
Photo Tips: New Year’s Resolutions

Photo Tips: New Year’s Resolutions

(No Willpower Needed) By Jon Deck I am constantly sought out to evaluate images that are sent to us by contributors. And the first thing I look for is the resolution of the photo. Many times we receive images that are far too low in resolution to meet the quality […]

by January 15, 2016 Techniques
Book Corner: Cover Shoot for 20-Minute Whittling Projects

Book Corner: Cover Shoot for 20-Minute Whittling Projects

By Carly Glasmyre Haas With almost every book published at Fox Chapel Publishing, the editorial and design teams get to dream up and photograph a cover. Mindy Kinsey and I had a lot of fun shooting the cover for Tom Hindes’s new book 20-Minute Whittling Projects. After brainstorming with our […]

by January 15, 2016 Features